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6th Gen ('00-'05): How to restore polished factory alloy wheels?

Old 05-30-2015, 01:26 PM
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Default How to restore polished factory alloy wheels?

Hello guys,

I have 2004 Monte Carlo with factory alloy wheels with polished board and center star.
With the years past, the coat started to chip off. See it on the pictures.

I know, if I sand blast them, it will ruin the polish.
Is there some chemical that would dissolve/remove the coat?
Then, what is the right coat for them? I talked to local wheels guys, all of them said, neither clear powder nor lacquer will stay long on polished parts.
What is the correct way to restore them?

I am not in USA which makes thinks worst

Thanks for the help,
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:37 PM
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I have this same wheel on my Monte. Here is what I used. Finger nail polish remover or Acetone. Scrub it with that, I used a Microfiber cloth and it worked well. Tough areas a 3M pad. once you get the desired look. Clear Coat them again and you should be good until the next time.
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