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What kind of paint stripper to use on rims?

Hey everyone... n00b here with a n00b question. I've tried paint thinner and acetone on my rims to strip them, but it hasn't touched the surface... what brand and where can I buy the right stuff to get my rims all nice and bling-blingy?

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you have to buff the crap out of those things to do that, by the way. Just dip them in chrome and get some neon lights and you're set.

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Aircraft Aluminum Stripper. Be careful with that stuff. The paint will FALL OFF anywhere you put it, and it will eat through most things other than metal.

Some parts stores have it, Rocket Auto Parts, I think independent Napa / Carquest type places may have it also.

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So I can't wax my car with it? Just kidding.... I'll hit up Napa and maybe Discount Auto Parts too. Thanks!

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I had to let the Aircraft Aluminum Stripper sit for like 20 min. or so before it came off. 8 hours for my two rims when it was all said and done. my buddy with an RC had maybe 2 hours into both of his rims. Paint just fell off right away on his rims.

I need to get the mothers out again...


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Looks good Adam, the only down side to polished Al. is oxidation. Then it's time to break out the Mother's.

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Yep your right Mike, it does mean you have to polish to keep the shine. Also have to be careful of what you clean your bike with. Certain chemicals will Stain the aluminum. I think simple green did it to mine. Had to get out the polish to remove it.....

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Hey Adam, you should paint your rear hugger and grab bar to match the front fender.




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Sounds like a lot of trouble to go through just to make it high maint.

Plus it looks like garbage if you let it go for a little bit without going through the polishing motions.

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awarble,

What kind of windscreen is that? I would like to get one for my 919, and I like the looks of the one you have.

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What kind of windscreen is that? I would like to get one for my 919, and I like the looks of the one you have.
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awarble can back me up here.. but I know first hand for sure without a doubt that his scooter is wearing a Honda factory optional windscreen for the 919 in that picture.

Honda Part# 08R80-MCZ-100 - WIND SCREEN

Part Number: 08R80-MCZ-100
Description: WIND SCREEN
Source: HONDA
Price: $81.42

Ron Ayers then use the parts search by number to order.

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I think that is ths Honda accesories flyscreen, check out his site link in his post

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Oops moto beat me to it, lol

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Dadogs, that's not a bad Idea, I have a another rear hugger lying around here. Buddy of mine powercoats and he would do the grab handle and the side plates. Hmmm, maybe even do the bar ends....

919Rev, Yep it the honda windscreen. Hmmm, maybe I should paint that black too......hmmmm

Ragdoll, yea your right it is a lot of work to maintain but I love to do that stuff. Not sure why, always like have a nice clean bike. I even ride in the rain so you know what happens after I pull her into the garage after riding in the rain.....lol....Wash time.....

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Ragdoll, yea your right it is a lot of work to maintain but I love to do that stuff. Not sure why, always like have a nice clean bike. I even ride in the rain so you know what happens after I pull her into the garage after riding in the rain.....lol....Wash time.....
I just coated my entire bike with teflon... It's dishwasher safe now.

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