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Old 15th May 2016, 19:08   #196
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Default Re: Alloy Refinishing - Painting / Powder-coating / Chroming

Why dont you try Plasti-dipping your alloys ? Its a removable spray paint. You will need approx 1 can per alloy to do 4-5 coats (necessary to peel off easily) and is available in a few colours including matt black and gunmetal which can suit you.
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Old 7th June 2016, 16:20   #197
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Can anyone direct me to a specialist in alloy paint jobs in Bangalore ? I am looking for a really professional finish and do not mind waiting endless hours for it.

Note : Mods, I did not know where to post such a query and hence I've posted it in this thread. Please move it if necessary.
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Old 26th June 2016, 17:21   #198
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Red face Cleaning Alloy, Utilizing Sunday Afternoon

Okay! So I was searching for a thread where I can post my todays experience. Nothing really matched on someone's experience of cleaning alloy so here is a new thread. I hope I am not violating any rules. Scared of getting an infraction.

During the last routine servicing of my car, I got tyre rotation done including fitment of spare wheel. Over the period of few days, the alloy of the spare wheel started to lose its shine and had a strange dust/dirtiness accumulated over it. This was few months back. I got the car to local washing wala bhaiya, but normal cleaning did no joy.

Initially, I thought this is result of one incident (read here:) where 'Harpic' kept in boot space got leaked and damaged the cardboard cover of boot. The wheel in question was kept in boot as spare that time. I thought that the alloy surface might have got damaged due to the acidic nature of toilet cleaner.

This is how dirty the wheel was. Notice the condition of alloys. This was strange kind of dirt which either was due to wearing off of surface or was due to some oil and dirt.
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Today, on Sunday hot afternoon, I finally decided that enough is enough and took out the wheel from car after jacking up. Left the car jacked and took the wheel to have a bath. My weapon of cleaning were normal cloth washing brush, a Scotch Bite and detergent powder. Just a glimpse of cleaning process.
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To my utter surprise, the alloy stared to come back to its own color very easily. Cleaned every bit of it and resultant is below. I was so happy and excited that I took out the spare wheel as well and cleaned it too. Meanwhile, tested one local tyre shiner too. The right wheel, in the second pic is the one which was dirty and is applied with tyre shiner.
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I so wish If I had some mechanism of taking out all the wheels. I would have cleaned them all.

P.S.- Mods, if this does not deserve to be as a seperate thread, you may please merge with relevant thread. Thanks.

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