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Alloy wheels with corrosion blisters

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Warren Thompson, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Aug 11, 2009 at 4:47 AM
    Warren Thompson

    Warren Thompson [OP] GeoTaco

    Jul 19, 2009
    First Name:
    Elko, Nevada
    '06 Tacoma DC TRD Sport RadRed
    I bought a 2006 Taco with 40,000 miles on it. The truck spent considerable time in Buffalo, NY and has developed corrosion under the paint on the aluminum alloy. I want to clean up this corrosion by chipping the silver paint, sanding and refinishing. Has anyone done this? Is there a "best way"? Also, what kind of refinishing paint should I use over the alloy?

    Any help would be most appreciated.
  2. Aug 11, 2009 at 5:00 AM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    My guess is that a wire brush or some scotchbrite pad is the way to go to get the stuff off....Leaning toward the wire brush....and then some sandpaper to smooth it out.
    Prime and paint with any metal spray paint you'd like. I used Duplicolor sandable primer and regular Duplicolor paint for mine and I was pleased with the results.

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