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Old 08-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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I bought a set of OEM 2008 rims and I'd like to remove the gloss black paint that the previous owner had sprayed them. I'd like to blast them down to the aluminum and I can provide BEvERages as a payment! The Harbor Freight gravity gun with play ground sand just doesn't cut it and aircraft stripper isn't a feasible option. I'm trying to do this on the cheap, so having a body shop do the work may not be feasible either. I'm in SE Houston.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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why isn't paint stripper a feasible option? paint strippers can be had on the cheap from your local auto parts or sears hardware. if you're having that hard a time getting the finish off that you feel you need a blaster, then chances are the previous owner did good prep work and you can simply sand the finish, featheredge the defects, and seal before spraying you're new finish.

and since you are looking to do it budget consciously, i doubt you are looking at powder coat (which would be the justification for the sandblasting)


good luck with the project, if you need any more refinishing tips i don't mind explaining some things
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
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strippers can be had on the cheap
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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yeah but the cheap strippers tend to leave behind unwanted residue and no body wants that.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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Aircraft stripper is cheap and works really well. Just don't leave it on the surface to long, or it'll start taking off stuff you didn't want to come off.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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Kolten, thanks for the feedback! I've used a can of Rustoleum air craft stripper and it really didn't work as well as I had hoped. I also brushed in some of the Kiltz paint remover and its results weren't much better. I was using a plastic scraper for each product and a steel one may work better, but I'm a leery of gouging the aluminum with it.

In the end, I'd like to just clear over the aluminum rim and use them for autocross. They're painted black now and I'm being too picky about the color!

Mr. Ed, those dollars given to the strippers add up pretty quick!
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