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Hey guys,

 

I have some old school Japanese mesh wheels coming for my project/track car (Toyota AE86) and I would like to coat them before I hit the track to make cleaning easier.

 

Trouble is, it looks like its going to be quite difficult to get into all the small places with the applicator. Anyone have any ideas on how to tackle these? I Have attached a photo for reference.

 

Also, I would like to polish the barrels of the wheels - they are clearcoated alloy, will the metal polish 1 & 2 work well on these?

 

Any help will be appreciated - Cheers! 

 

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Joel I'm still dreaming of down under kit Kats made with the good stuff. Lol, on to your dilemmas, metal polish will not work on your wheels because you have a clear coat finish on the rims you can clean them up depending on how dirty they are with polish and wax due to the clear coating on the rims just like a cars finish. Since you asked about a coating for these bad boys, since they have that webbing I would apply the coating with a paint sprayer due to the webbing but since those are pricey you will basically have to do the barrels then the mesh one by one, it's tedious work that will take some time but you can get it done. In the small areas your going to have to improvise with your own applicator or maybe make your own type of applicator.

 

Good luck, my friend, don't over think it, it's possible to do.

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Joel I'm still dreaming of down under kit Kats made with the good stuff. Lol, on to your dilemmas, metal polish will not work on your wheels because you have a clear coat finish on the rims you can clean them up depending on how dirty they are with polish and wax due to the clear coating on the rims just like a cars finish. Since you asked about a coating for these bad boys, since they have that webbing I would apply the coating with a paint sprayer due to the webbing but since those are pricey you will basically have to do the barrels then the mesh one by one, it's tedious work that will take some time but you can get it done. In the small areas your going to have to improvise with your own applicator or maybe make your own type of applicator.

 

Good luck, my friend, don't over think it, it's possible to do.

 

I'm sure I could arrange something in regards to the Kit Kats if you forward on your address  :ph34r:

 

I can remove the centres from the barrels, so that will make polishing and coating the barrels easy enough, the mesh is going to be a pain though! I might see if anyone I know has access to a spray kit of some sort. If I was to do that, is it simply a matter of pouring some coating into the gun and spraying it on after doing all the prep?

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