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What can I use to strip the factory paint from the 6 spoke RC rim??
I want to hand polish them myself, got lots a time on my hands.
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I'd hire it out to a media-blaster. We have lots of those around here, so competition keeps the price pretty low. I could get both rims done for under $100.
I guess you could try a stripper, but I've had bad luck with that messy stuff.
Sanding would take forever - I don't think you have that much time.

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glass beads or a very fine grit sand paper.

Before I have wheels powder coated, shot blasting with glass beads is the quickest way.



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glass beads or a very fine grit sand paper.

Before I have wheels powder coated, shot blasting with glass beads is the quickest way.
I've prepped several Motorcycle wheels for paint. Trust me, there's no way in sam-hell anyone wants to sand a rim with our spokes by hand all the way to bare metal.
I guess that's what Rickman wants: to the metal?

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He is going to polish them.....a fine grit sand paper if not sand blasting helps to get the small detailed areas. Yes, that would be down to the metal.



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Rickman I found this link on a local bike forum...this just may be the ticket.

http://www.vaporblastcanada.com/

Somewhat local Chilliwack, but seems you're on the road it may be right along you travels.



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Rickman I found this link on a local bike forum...this just may be the ticket.

http://www.vaporblastcanada.com/

Somewhat local Chilliwack, but seems you're on the road it may be right along you travels.
Nice find....a Do-it-yourself sand blasting booth, me likey.



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Nice find....a Do-it-yourself sand blasting booth, me likey.
Ya and sorta close to home for the both of us...35min drive on the freeway for me...but I will use these services.



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Rickman I found this link on a local bike forum...this just may be the ticket.

http://www.vaporblastcanada.com/

Somewhat local Chilliwack, but seems you're on the road it may be right along you travels.
Yep! that looks like the ticket.

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Thanks guys, I will explore these options and post later.
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