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  1. #1 Stripping alloy wheels 
    club member Club Member Gareth's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm looking for some recommendations for stripping the lacquer off the alloy wheels on the Roadster with a view to repainting them.
    I've seen one called Rustoleum Aircraft remover on YouTube but doesn't seem available over here. Never had any luck with Nitromoors. Anyone tried something else. It's a lockdown job I just fancy having a go at.
    Cheers Gareth
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  2. #2 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    Oh boy will you ever need patience to do that.

    I gave up and had mine blasted, even then it took ages to get them prepped for spraying
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  3. #3 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    To be honest I didn't even contemplate doing it my self but took a set of wheels to a specialist refurbisher. Cost an arm and two legs though.
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 170bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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  4. #4 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    Can't you use GENTLE heat to start with?
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  5. #5 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    There is a place in the midlands that charges £30 /wheel for strip refurb paint. would you like me to look for their details ?
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    I would as the cheapest round my area is £60 per wheel.

    Adrian
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    Frost Strip Gel
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  8. #8 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    People have used them on another car forum I am on and with good results, If the tyres off the rim its £20 /wheel
    https://www.citywheelrefurbishment.co.uk/#price-list
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  9. #9 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    Cheers.

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  10. #10 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ye Ol Ripper View Post
    There is a place in the midlands that charges £30 /wheel for strip refurb paint. would you like me to look for their details ?
    Cheers, but it would be a bit far. There's places around Chester that can do it if I give up doing myself. Thanks anyway!
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