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Looking for the best way to remove the factory clearcoat from polished 98 wheels. Should I just use paint stripper? I have even heard of using oven cleaner. I will be repolishing or powder coating them, have not yet decided. Any info much appreciated.

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Brake fluid...no bs...and don't get it on anything else...ie...the finish of the car. Try it on a small spot on your stocker wheels, you'll see.

Clean ALL of it off, once you have removed the clearcoat...
 

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Factory clearcoat is some tough sh*& !! Left brake fluid on a spot on the wheel for 24 hours and it did not remove it. I will be off to get some automotive paint remover tomorrow. If that does not work, I am just going to send the damn things to the powder coating shop.

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exactly what I used, Motul 600. going to try paint remover tonight, should do the trick. The more I think of it, the more I may be leaning towards powder coating them black to go on my red car. I had my ZR1 set up that way and it looked kinda sinister
 

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forgot to mention that these are the wheels from Paolo's car. Maybe those high speed runs had something to do with the clearcoat not coming off!!
 

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I just finished these up today. Once the clearcoat was removed, I decided just to polish them, no PC. The results are awesome. Too bad we have 4 damn inches of the white stuff on the ground or I would be out getting some pics.

thanks for all the suggestions.

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