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Old 12-09-2012, 03:07 AM   #10
sam fisher
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Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
I spent a couple hours cleaning and sanding some wheels today for home refinishing, second set I have done this year.

I use 80 as the most course when touching up the rim edge rash.
I use a rubber block sandpaper holder and clean up the face of the rims, most small nicks will disappear. 80 grit, 120 grit to smooth it out. If I am going to prime and paint, I stop there until I have a coat of primer, then mild sanding with 320.

Here is a crappy cell phone pic of one of the rims I was sanding today, it had tiny little nicks all around as if it were used as a cymball, they all disappeared without taking but a tiny bit off.
awesome , thanks for the info itll be a big help. i actually ended up buying 80 & 120 lol. its nice n sanded now but i haven't primed yet . its too cold in this pos state and i dont have garage access right now ( cousins truck is dead and in pieces in there ) so im just takin my time on these lol. i hate having the stuff for the car sitting in my basement and NOT ON THE CAR !!!

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