Polished Eccos?

Runnin'OnEmpty

New member
Just wondering if anyone has removed the paint
(powdercoat) on Ecco wheels and polished them up?

The painted wheels look OK, but bare polished aluminum
might give the XJ some extra 'bling'...?
 

MrShaft696

New member
I have done it on some canyons & on gmc alloys before. Its a ton of work & a bitch to keep clean. I think the Ecco wheels don't have too many nooks and crannies that would be to hard to polish out.

Last two times I did it, I bought a extra rim and did one at a time, because it takes so long to do one wheel. Couple hours to strip the clear, a billion hours sanding, getting rid of any pitting & a zillion hours polishing.

unless I really needed it I would screw it and paint them gunmetal or something cool...
 

Runnin'OnEmpty

New member
MrShaft696, thanks for posting your experiences.
I figured it would be a lot of work; probably too much
to fool with.

Painting them gunmetal is a good idea. I have a set of
Bullits on an Explorer that are gunmetal, and they do
look good.
 

urban yan

New member
Not quite Eccos. but I had a set of Dodge Charger RT 18s sodablasted and powdercoated hammertone (gray & black powdercoat). The link's in my sig.
 

MrShaft696

New member
MrShaft696, thanks for posting your experiences.
I figured it would be a lot of work; probably too much
to fool with.

Painting them gunmetal is a good idea. I have a set of
Bullits on an Explorer that are gunmetal, and they do
look good.
or paint them and partially polish them. polishing the lip on the outside of the rim is pretty easy, but the whole wheel is some work.
 

RedHeep

NAXJA #1499
NAXJA Member
A powdercoat place can blast them and coat them in chrome or a polished aluminum lookalike. My local shop will do it for $200 for 4 wheels. Gets you shiny like you want, but no maintenance.
 

urban yan

New member
Blasting AND powdercoating for $200 total? That's a damn good deal.
I paid $200 for soda blasting and $200 for powdercoating for my wheels.
 
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