Have them soda blasted if they are paintedTheONe said:I have a question about my rims. I really want to remove the original color on my volk gtc that are white. What is the best way to remove the paint and just have it at a polish look ?
Have them caustic stripped if they are powder coated.
If you remove the paint you are not going to have a polished look.
These wheels have been etched chemically to accept paint.
They will need to be polished and then powder cleared to maintain the finish.
Depending on the quality of the casting this can sometimes prove to be impossible.
Most people find that it is easier to just buy different rims at that point.
Try looking at some of the powder coat chromes. They look like a polished aluminum in most lights. I use one that is 3 stage black/chrome/clear and it looks like aluminum.
You can also use a bright argent wheel paint like Ford 1G Silver or Honda's 2005 Magnesium Met.