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have you noticed that your stock wheels have become dull? well a friend of mine told me about this. When ford made the trucks, they put a thick clear coat on the rims. Over time that clear coat gets dull. Well, if you hit the rims with some paint stripper, it will make the rims REALLY shiny, they did with mine, just make sure to do a good job with the paint stripper. Mine clear coat was a son of a bitch to get off.


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Yeah but now they have no protection dude! You should look into puting new clear coating over them. Thanks for the tip!




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mine are dull, but a little soap & water would solve that! zoon, did you remove the tire & wheel from the truck while stripping the clear coat? i'm just wondering because that stuff is hell on brake pads as well!


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nah, i did it right in the truck, the person that told me that if it touches the tires, its ok.. but i wouldnt get a whole lot on there. and about their being no protection, alot of wheels dont get clear coat, im sure you could figure something out to coat it.



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nah, i did it right in the truck, the person that told me that if it touches the tires, its ok.. but i wouldnt get a whole lot on there. and about their being no protection, alot of wheels dont get clear coat, im sure you could figure something out to coat it.
yeah, wax the wheels along with the rest of the truck


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I use the spray wheel cleaner for chrome wheels it works
and the other for alloy wheels


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I just use the same car wash soap on the wheels as i do on the rest of the truck. I think because its not a daily driver, i don't get the brake dust build up that you usually get. I do, however, use Wesley's Bleech White on the tires, because I have mine mounted with the raised white letters showing (i've always liked the look).


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I like Wesleys & white letters
the spray I use, you spray on hose off, no rubbing
red clear bottle from walmart [black majic is no good]


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Have them powdercoated any colour you like. Always a good option.
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