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      08-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Anyone Ever Strip Their Powder Coated Wheels?

I need these stripped and media blasting is out of the question. Once stripped they'll be brushed and any media I know of leaves a rough finish, which wouldnt allow for a brushed finish to be applied. Brushing is done on smooth surface finish.

Any advice here? I found some products, but was wondering if anyone has experience with any products and/or processes.

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      08-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Some powdercoating shops do a chemical strip on wheels. That might be an option for you.
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It would depend on what wheels you're talking about. Cast wheels won't take a brushed finish like a forged or billet wheel will.
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      08-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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I had my factory wheels acid stripped (very low acid concentration) and realized that the factory finish is very durable! I had to finish off with a light media blast. You can definitely have your wheels media blasted, but stay away from sand as this will actually remove some of the aluminum from the top layer. You can safely use plastic media or any other material that is softer than the aluminum.
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