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Fuchs Clear Coat ???

Hello All,

I was thinking of clearcoating the entire wheel both exposed aluminium and painted sections?

Is that a bad idea and has anyone done this before?


Old 01-28-2011, 11:14 AM
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Should be fine, but you can spend a few extra $$ and take it to a powder coat "job-shop" and have a powder clear put on, and it will go on evenly.
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is that usually expensive?
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here in LA...lots of powder coaters. $ 60.00 for 4 wheels.
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Why not anodize it like the factory did? Amazing protectant.
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Well they were originally clear anodized... don't know if he sanded through it or not.
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Yeah... looks like it's been sanded.
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Yeah I had to sand and buff them because it had major damage... Lots of deep scoffs etc...
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That is right!!! Thank god for 3m scotch bright
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Why not anodize it like the factory did? Amazing protectant.
Not many places do anodizing anymore. In the city I live in of over 1,000,000 people there is only one place and they charge like a wounded bull.
I could send them to Sydney but the freight alone makes it stupid.

Two Pack clear coat would be the best but you need a dust free area with the ability to extract and filter the fumes from the paint as it goes off.
You don't want to breath the vapors coming off Two Pack. Bad idea...
You could build a small paint area with fans drawing the fumes through a filter panel at the rear but you still have the issue of the other chemicals that are poisonous.

So your safety gear should include a full face shield and breathing mask with certified filters for Two Pack.
In a pro shop they pump clean filtered air to the painters mask from outside the booth.
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Just my two cents worth, my 70T has the fuchs sanded/buffed, no anodizing and the 89 3.2 were stripped, etc and is clear coated. The clear coat saves you from having to wipe the wheels down everytime they get wet and basically lets you do whatever you want without any hassle (rebuffing the wheel periodically, etc.) The 3.2 is driven much more than the T with less rim maintenance. Steve
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Thanks steve... That is exactly what i was wondering about.... Hassle free is always a good thing.... Thanks
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here in LA...lots of powder coaters. $ 60.00 for 4 wheels.
I wanna know where you can get 4 wheels powder coated for $60
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I wanna know where you can get 4 wheels powder coated for $60
Then again... Maybe you "don't" LOL
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I bead blasted and painted and clear coated my wheels. I was trying to get the RSR look.

I clear coated the bead blasted area. I found that the clear coating darkened the bead blasted area a little. If I were to do it again I would color match the anodizing with paint and paint the whole wheel with paint. I think VW Silver would be pretty close to the anodized finish.
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i didn't want clear to chip from road stones and start a pitting process so i just have them polished and use Zoop Seal

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