Stripping Process

Aluminum Wheel Stripping Products to Strip and Remove Paint & Powder Coating from Aluminum Alloy Wheel Rims.

Use MILES 8660 at room temperature as received at 100% concentration, immerse aluminum wheels in MILES 8660 stripping solution in a stainless steel or polypropylene tank for 2-hours to overnight. For accelerated strip times heat MILES 8660 stripping solution to 135F.-145F in a stainless steel or polypropylene immersion tank with a mixer, lid and local ventilation to strip and remove coatings in 7 minutes to 2-hours, depending on coating type and film build. Do not leave parts or wheels in tank more than 2-hours when heating solution, chemical attack may occur over 2-hours immersion.


Apply MILES 8659-Gel with natural bristle brush and let set on surface for 2 to 6 hours to remove powder coating.

To remove OEM Automotive coatings, let MILES 8659-Gel sit overnight. Rinse with fresh water with a pressure washer at 1500psi to 5,000 psi to remove loose coating in recessed areas of the aluminum alloy wheel.  

Aluminum Wheel Stripping Process Images

Image #1 is our custom fabricated 4-wheel, heated, stainless steel immersion tank with lid and mixer.


Image #2 is our custom fabricated 4-wheel basket/stand with sludge screen in the bottom.

Image #3 is MILES 8660 at 50% concentration with water at 135 degrees F., stripping solution.

Image #4 is an aluminum wheel stripped in MILES 8660 stripping solution, in original, like new condition.

Image #5 is a clear coated, polished aluminum wheel, stripped with MILES 8660 15 minutes at 135F.,

surface, still bright and ready to re-coat without having to re-polish. 

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