Originally Posted by digitalsniper
Just painted my wheels. from a Cherocar, but i like the look. Took 4 cans of carb cleaner to get the clear coat off the aluminum and about 5 hours with two people with drills and cup brushes..
but got it done. Used dura-paint self etching primer (black), and then followed up with Dura-paint acrylic engine hitemp black paint for the final. No clear coat as of yet... but they look great, jeep is SO DAMN SEXY. hahah
Just an FYI for future reference....
Buy a can of MEK and it will remove all the clear coat or any paint all the way to the aluminum without damaging the aluminum.
Get a Pair of chemical safe gloves..and some old rags..soak a rag and wipe slowly to let the MEK eat away the coating.
Try not to get any on the tire ,if you do..just wash well and rinse well before continuing.
I've done several this way and sure beats trying to sand all the hard to get areas and much quicker
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