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Strip and Polish Wheel experience???

 
Old 02-27-2003, 04:06 PM
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Question Strip and Polish Wheel experience???

Hi Porsche Fans:

Has anyone stripped the paint off of 7 slot/flat disc 928 wheels?

Are these the same aluminum alloy and base as the polished aluminum? My
wheels are polished aluminum. Or are these wheels a different substance such as
steel? Or is the finish below the paint a texture that would not polish out
to the look of mine? Or can I just strip them and polish like mine?

I would assume that I use a Kleenstrip aircraft aluminum stripper, then
polish with various grades of sandpaper like I did mine. Any tips? <img border="0" alt="[burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[jumper]" title="" src="graemlins/jumper.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" />
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:22 AM
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I was thinking of doing this to my Phone Dials, but not sure about the 928 wheels. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2003, 03:34 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by Thom:
<strong>Hi Porsche Fans:

Has anyone stripped the paint off of 7 slot/flat disc 928 wheels?

Are these the same aluminum alloy and base as the polished aluminum? My
wheels are polished aluminum. Or are these wheels a different substance such as
steel? Or is the finish below the paint a texture that would not polish out
to the look of mine? Or can I just strip them and polish like mine?

I would assume that I use a Kleenstrip aircraft aluminum stripper, then
polish with various grades of sandpaper like I did mine. Any tips? <img border="0" alt="[burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[jumper]" title="" src="graemlins/jumper.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">I have a set that are polished - 928 flat dish forged - They were stripped and polished by a local wheel repair shop. I understand that he stripped off the paint and used various rouges and a buffing wheel to polish them. He suggested not to clearcoat them but to keep them waxed. I use them as track wheels so they haven't exactly been pampered, but they look OK.

Your question about the type of metal - if they are forged, they are aluminum and should have a smooth finish suitable for polishing. I don't think my wheel guy used sandpaper on mine though.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-19-2003, 10:37 PM
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I was told not to use a paint stripper when refinishing your wheels because as the wheel gets hot it will leach out the stripper and present problems. Media blasting is too rough also. I think good old fashioned elbow grease and various grades of sand paper and polish is the best way to go.

Of course I'm lazy so I don't know what I'd use. <img border="0" alt="[ouch]" title="" src="graemlins/c.gif" />

Jim
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