Decladding NNBS 20s

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  1. akprgge

    akprgge New Member

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    got my truck back a few weeks ago after wrecking it in December. just picked up a set of OEM cladded GMC 20s. they are the less ugly ones and I kind of like how they look but I'm thinking about decladding them. I've seen many how to threads but I just wanted suggestions on the best techniques and products to use the get all the glue off and clean them up. painting them is also an option just like the polished look.[​IMG]
     
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    big hammer and a block of wood....turn em over n knock the cladding out....then take a plastic putty knife/chisel and carve out the old foam. After that you can use paint stripper or sand blast them...your choice.
     
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    Did you ever attempt to decladding them?
     
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    I did a few months ago, still kinda in going at it due to school and work. 3 rims are 95% stripped off clean from the adhesive. Only one I'm looks like that. TAking the foam and clad off isn't hard, it's removing the adhesive. Aircraft Stripper a bit of patience and a putty knife will scrape and remove debris majority of it.
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    Yeah I got two pretty well cleaned then quit and boxed them up. I will tackle it again one day
     
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    What methods and stripping chemicals did you use? Didn't you do any sanding?
     
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    Just aircraft stripper and plastic scrapers with green scotchbrite. I mainly quit because I was going to get them powder coated so they will blast them at that point. Wasted work in my eyes. I was planning to widen the rears but that project is on hold until the truck gets lowered so I can actually measure clearance

    I got these two pretty clean with the above process

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    I've tried brushing some aircraft stripper and using a plastic scrapper on this one particular rim again a week ago and nothing. Although I didn't use a scotch right pad or anything similar to it. I was wondering if you had any suggestions?

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    got damn, that one is bad

    all 5 of my wheels looked like this without any sanding or stripper or anything...just the tools shown
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    and after powder, before custom center caps
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    after powdered billet center caps
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    Only one that came out like that. The rest came out roughly 95% clean of the adhesive. But one or two still have some adhesive around the lug holes. Just haven't had a chance to carry on cleaning them. Hell I even set that one particular rim on fire(on a spoke, and control fire btw) to try and loosen the glue and nothing!lol


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    Try an adhesive cleaner.
     
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    I've tried professional grade goo gone, M.E.K. and paint thinner and it just sucks up the chemical. Hell I've even tried all three at the same time and that one rim still looks the same.


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    If you ever see a quart of 3m cleaner try it out, best stuff I've ever used. Red label on the container, don't get the spray cans they aren't as good.
     
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    You know I was just reading about it a while ago. Definitely gonna have to check it out.


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    Do you guys use the same wheels ?I want this look you guys have so bad but i don't know which Texas editions to buy

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    Those are the 2008 TX Editions. My favorite BTW. Those are aluminum.

    GM went the cheap route with these for the 09s which are the ones I decladded.

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    I love mine to but I didn't want to declad those I was just posting a pick. Those 09s are the ones I usually see being decladded I was just making sure I get the right rims to declad. thanks brother
     

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