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Old 12-15-2006, 02:51 PM
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I've got a Roush F150 and the wheels are shot, chome flaking off etc, I'd like to have them stripped and painted, any idea how to remove the plating?
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Try to find a local plating business and ask them if they will strip them for you. I believe it is an acid bath. I did some research on this a while back for a bumper ended up buying a painted one.

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I don't know if "aircraft parts stripper" will take off chrome, but it will take off Powdercoating.

I would consult whomever might be able to do your chrome plating near you, and see who/what the suggest locally. Media/Baking Soda blasting may the best/safest way. Sandblasting will likely damage the wheels.

You may only have to give them a "once over" with Media/Baking Soda Blasting, enough to get them back to a smooth finish with some texture. Meaning, you might not have to go back to bare metal. Hence, if I were you, and chrome has become damaged on your wheels, I would look into Powercoating instead of paint, as its a stronger solution.

There are several Powdercoating specialists here on OSO, but they are all in the US.



ALL THAT said, you might be just better off buying new wheels. There are THOUSANDS available here in the US, but I don't know about over there.

Check this site. www.wheelpros.com
If you find something you like, the next thing will be to find a distributor who is willing to ship to you overseas.

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ALL THAT said, you might be just better off buying new wheels. There are THOUSANDS available here in the US, but I don't know about over there.
I'm trying to avoid that, as the wheels have "Roush" cast into them, which I'd like to retain.
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