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Re:stripping rim

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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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?
Yes it is and you have no idea about when I want something done a certain way what I am willing to do.
 

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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.
HA, you bet your ass I do!
 

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I can't seem to find the pictures but I had a '99 F4. After blasting the shitty paint off I found a dime sized casting problem called a "shrink" on the rear wheel. This is where I broke out the sand paper to blend this area. That is why I mentioned sand paper....maybe one day I will run into that picture and post up:rolleyes: It sent it to Honda and gave them a bit of shit over it.:D
 

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use aircraft paint stripper , make sure the wheels are warm , then use 4/0 wool and rouge or Mothers polish and RUB , very easy at least the lips......Any AutoZone will have the stripper ....mask well
 
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