My wife and I have a 2005.5 MK V Jetta with the 17" Vision V wheels (example image below). I really like they way they look, but the clear finish is flaking and allowing dirt and brake dust underneath, which is making the wheels look terrible.

I'm toying with the idea of chipping off as much of the clear as I can and then repainting the wheels using Duplicolor's wheel coating paint.

I have a few questions:

  1. Has anyone used this stuff? Opinions?
  2. Should I also use their self-etching primer and will that work if I don't get all of the clear coat off first?
  3. Any advice on process, procedure, other materials/tools I should have, etc?