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Old 04-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Rim Painting Prep

I'm thinking of repainting my rims this year as they were painted by the previous owner but they weren't done very well, since they are already painted I'm wondering weather I should strip the paint that's on them now or just paint over them.

If I were to strip the paint should I get some paint stripper or should I sand blast them? I can probably get the sand blasting done for free or cheap as I've got access to a sand blaster.

The rims are the 17" SVT alloy rims, they are currently painted matte black and I would be repainting them with a base black and than I will be doing some other detailing to them.

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I would also like to repaint my calipers as well as the paint on them is fading pretty bad, I would be repainting them when I replace my pads this summer.


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Old 04-08-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Well aircraft stripper would work but if you have access to a blaster, that sounds easier than spraying and cleaning off the old paint via a stripper. It gets kind of messy and you still need to scrape off the goo that is your old paint.

If you are using one of those duplicolor caliper kits, make sure you use a better paint brush than the one that comes with the kit..its junk
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