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73vette
03-28-01, 02:16 PM
How do I remove the plastic coating on my Alloy wheels. Someone must make a simple product to apply on the wheels and then wipe off. Help.

Thanks
73vette.

gq82
03-28-01, 02:54 PM
Mid America sells a clear coat removal kit for $39.95, item # 17748. Tel # 800-500-8388.
I used 00 steel wool and a heavy duty wheel polish to remove the clear coat from my wheels because the CE wheels are also painted and I did not want to disturb that part of the wheel.

JCL
03-28-01, 08:16 PM
73VETTE. BOUGHT A PRODUCT AT AUTOZONE CALLED AIRCRAFT REMOVER. WORKS GREAT, BUT READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!! COST ABOUT $5.00 FOR A QUART. GOOD LUCK. JCL :w

mytoy
03-28-01, 09:07 PM
I don't belive that they put clear coat on the wheels untill around 81 or 82 I have a 78 and it doesn;t. I use mothers aluminum and wheel polish,if you try it and black residue comes off than you don't have clear coat on the wheels

73vette
03-30-01, 01:27 PM
Thanks everyone for the good ideas. I will try the Mothers to determine if i have the plastic coating. In 1973 only 4 cars had the alloy wheels installed as an option. I have one of those cars. They were put on alot of cars in the late 70's.