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Clear coat wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by sirsaechao, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    sirsaechao

    sirsaechao [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of Pro Comp 7069 that came from Pro Comp powdercoated flat black...was wondering if anyone has sprayed clear coat on their wheels before and if it is a good idea too? I know they make matte or flat clear coat not just gloss. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    Primo 95

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    My own experience with this topic:
    I have a 2005 Corvette..it came from the factory with sealed polished aluminum wheels...it looked ok the first few years then they dulled and stained and you could never clean them. I tried steam cleaner, all sorts of waxes and polishes and it did nothing even with an electric buffer. And they got worse and worse.

    But I was t-bone in a minor accident and one wheel got scratched, insurance refused to buy me a new wheel, but they polished that one at the body shop. They must have used compound..because it came back all new and shiney..and now this one I can clean and polish and it looks great. The other 3 sealed one look like crap with a dull yellow haze. I have been thinking about trying the clay bar treatment on them.

    I wouldnt try it on your wheels unless someone has a time proven method.

    Good Luck
     
  3. Jul 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    sirsaechao

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    Kool...I keep tellin myself to just mount them and be happy
     
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