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All,

I have a set of flanged rims I want to use but I'm having a tough time cleaning them up. They are relatively shiny but there is a clear mottled/non-shiny pattern with some dark spots all over the rims. I figure the darker spots are corrosion but I'm not sure what's causing the other spots. Could it be old anodizing gone bad? Or clear coat? I tried a coat of aircraft stripper on one rim side and it did seem to remove some of it.



Any ideas? What's the best way of cleaning these up?

Thanks!

Jim
 

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how are you going to refinish them jim?

If polishing then wet sand them with 300 grit and then polish with a buffing wheel and rouge.

If anodizing then 300 grit wet sand, clean up the sanding marks with a 3m or scotchbrite pad, and if it needs it a quick buff with come rubbing compound.

if painting then 300 grit wetsand and then spray.
 

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I have had great success getting aluminum back in shape with scotchbrite pads and alot of elbow grease.
 

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Hey Rosko,

I was thinking about this. I actually have one Akront that's so grungy and corroded I think it would take a lifetime of elbow grease to get it clean. If you're willing to take a shot at it, email me a mailing address and I'll send it to you for cleaning.

Thanks,

Jim
 
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