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Can this be polished out?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by andcon83, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    This is a mark from a wheel wieght. I have some other marks on other wheels as well. Does anyone know if this is something that can be polished or something?

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  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You should just sell those rims to me for a hundred bucks.
     
  3. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    :laughing:So I guess they can be fixed...so how do I do it:confused:
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I don't know how to fix them, but they look good enough for me.

    Friend of mine got new rims from the dealer under warranty. I'm sure one of the mechanics took the old ones for his truck.
     
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    They probably use a media blaster to get the clear coat off, polish the messed up spots then re-clear them. Maybe ask around at local body shops???
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Put the weights back on the same spot.
     
  7. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Is that all that is on them is clear coat?? Maybe I can do it myself then. I was just worried about polishing them and ruining them.

    The way this winter is going 2cor, I will sell you the whole truck!!
     
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I saw the mechanic on wheeler dealer refinish a set of rims similar to that. Pretty simple to do. I bet if you go on there website you can find the episode when they did it. I am going to do it to my rims on my maxima.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You do realize I'm not interested in the plow......

    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

    They are talking snow for Tuesday. I love daytime storms.
     
  10. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thats the problem with clear coated rims. You can have them refinished.... but its hard to find a place to do it. You can always sell them and go aftermarket..
     
  11. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388


    Your not interested :confused: Would you like to tell us why:laughing:

    Is Tuesdays storm going to amount to anything?? I can wait untill Wed. morning to clean up my accounts.
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I've heard 3-6, 6-10. Accuweather says 7.3 over three days. News coming on soon.
     
  13. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    Find a powder coater in your area they can blast them and powder caot them in clear better than new and fairly cheap.
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    There's a good powder coater at the airport in Auburn.....
     
  15. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    It's a work truck don't worry about it
     
  16. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Gotta take pride in your ride!!:cool:
     
  17. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    My buddy has a 08 GMC and the clearcoat just started flaking off. O'connors Replaced the two and now the other two have like stress cracks Its all in the same area on the rims, Not where the wheel weights are there is the edge/bend to the face is where it is having the problem. His 03 Gmc had no problems. He was wondering too what he can do.
     
  18. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Can't you get clear coat in a spray can? I wonder if you can touch up these spots?
     
  19. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    I think my buddy got some from Tractor Supply? I think there house brand is Valspar?

     
  20. gamberbull13

    gamberbull13 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    We just had a set of the factory alloys stripped and powdercoated black for a customer, had to paint center caps, i thought they looked pretty trick for the money. But thats one of those personal preference things as to liking black wheels,if you do it tho i like the matte finish and if you wanna really bling em up get some vein in the mix, but then you cant touch em up with flat black auto paint, just somethin to look into