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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 09:13 AM
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Factory White Steel Wheels

Hey guys, I have the factory white painted steel wheels on my 87 YJ.....They are starting to show a little rust and I want to sand them down and repaint them my self, one at a time. Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to tackle this, how to strip the paint and what type of paint to use to repaint them?? Thanks!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 11:18 AM
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Re: Factory White Steel Wheels

I've used "wheel paint" from wal-mart wtih good success. I think it's made by dupli-color, but I don't remember. It says "Wheel paint" on the spray can. Seems to hold up pretty well, I did the rims on my winter tires in silver with it. Sand the rim down good by hand, dust it off good, mask off the tire, and have a go at it!

If you want to get really serious, have the tire taken off, get the rim sandblasted, prime and paint, etc., etc.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 12:23 PM
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I agree with Pete, drop the tire, sand blast, prime, and paint...


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 01:22 PM
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Problem is, where do I get them sandblasted?? Will a body shop do work like that?? I was thinking of renting a sanding maching to do the work, even though I know sandblasting would be better.......

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Sanding them won't work the best...too many nooks and crannies to get into. Sandblasting or beadblasting is definetly the way to go. Yeah, an autobody shop or a wheel shop will do it for you, although you could just rent a sandblaster for a day and do it yourself in an hour or so...and sandblast all those other toys you've got that need to be painted. Then you can just wash 'em, prime 'em, and paint 'em. If you wanted to go whole hog, you could take them to a big-truck tire place, and they'd bead blast them and powder coat them for you. Never need paint again!!!

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 04:10 PM
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if you have a compressor you can sandblast yourself![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
can buy an attachment from say home depot for less than $30 and a bag of silica sand from same place and blast!
no problema!

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Re: Factory White Steel Wheels

Whatch your bucks dude. We sell those white spoke wheels for like 45 bucks each and thats CAN $ . Dont want to spend to much on them .


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