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Cadillac spoke wheels with bad clear coat




How do I remove the clear coat from the wheels without scratching the chrome on my Cadillac wire spoke wheels? The look terrible and I would like to clean them up.

William D. Beaulieu
hobbyist - North Wales, Pennsylvania
2006



William,
There are a few products that I know will work well. Kleen Strip or Aircraft Stripper. The only drawback is you have to remove the tires before stripping the clear coat from the rims. You spray the product on, scrub with 00 steel wool [on eBay or Amazon]. Follow with mineral spirits [on eBay or Amazon] and steel wool to remove the sticky mess. You may have to repeat the process. Wash with mild detergent and water then dry well. A good chrome polish will bring out the shine and protect the chrome as well.

Neoprene rubber gloves [on eBay or Amazon], respirator [on eBay or Amazon] , and safety goggles [on eBay or Amazon] are a must! Good Luck!

Mark Baker
Process Engineer - Syracuse, New York
2006




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