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hey you guys
im prepping my wheel for paint (duplicolor wheel can spray) and there is some kind of flaky junk that the po put on there thats coming off.

it kinda looks like a bad powdercoat job.
some of it comes right off with a wire brush wheel on my drill, and other sections wont budge.

i havent put any chemicals on it yet and really dont want to remove the spokes.

WHAT IS THIS CRAP!!!



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Looks like a crappy paint job to me.
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okay, so any recommendations on the best paint stripper for this metal??
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Try a brass wire wheel on a drill or grinder. Brass cannot scratch metal harder than it is.
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Try some oven cleaner with a brass wool scrubbie. Be careful, try a small area and make damn sure you wear rubber gloves with the EZ-OFF. Let us know.
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Liquid paint stripper or liquid powdercoat stripper. Both should be available at any good paint store.

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klean strip aerosol from oreillys
2" wire brush wheel
1" wire brush round
and what felt like hours and hours of scraping and brushing.

man i hope the po left the rear wheel alone

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