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I'd like to get some recommendations on the best way to remove the plactic coating on my stock cj chrome rims. The plastic is flaking off and looks like crap.
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/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif A good way to always be able to spell some of those chemical derivitives is to use this method: Acetylene is "Ace" "Tylene" and Acetone is "Ace" Tone". Learned that from making out a zillion Purchase Orders for cylinders of acetylene from the welder's supply./wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif That's when every thing I owned had holes burned in it./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif Now I only weld on Jeeps./wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif

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You see, elusive, Dave had a bug about spelling a few months ago, and he WILL NOT let you get away with it. But, while I'm at it,
Dave, it's YOKE not yolk! /wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
 

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Looks like the jolk's on you, Dave.


D-O-O-O-H-H-H-H.......

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Born and raised in Jeep-Town
 
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I've tried a little spot with fingernail polish remover/acetone and it didn't seem to work very well. It only made the plastic softer instead of dissolving it.

 
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you can try to heat it with a torch, and see if it will peel away. Just dont get too close to the chrome or it will start to blue. /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
 

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If we're going to get into a spelling bee, I'm outta here. Does remind me though of a guy I was in the
service with. His girl back home was an english major. She sent his best love letters back with
spelling, grammar and punctuation corrections. Now that's cold.


 
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Depends on what type of paint stripper. For the most part chrome is pretty tuff stuff, you might try a water soluble paint stripper or maybe some aircraft finish remover. Just dont get the stuff on your skin. I think you should try to heat it up a little and see if it will just flake off. I actually dont do much re-chroming, but I do alot of chrome work and I think that heat my be something to try. Just be careful.

 
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dave, i just used paint stripper on my rims last weekend and it worked great.
went to home depo and got a quart of the strong stuff and scrubbed it off with a scrubrush. wear gloves had to repeat a second time to get it all off
it didn't hurt the chrome a bit

 
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I remeber my first experience using acetone. I was using it to take off some paint, had gloves on and all, but I poured it in a plastic container so I coud dip a sponge and brush in it. Very dumb. The acetone ate its way through the plastis and before I knew it I was standing in a puddle of acetone and it had already started working its way through my shoes.

 
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