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Unread 08-23-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Painting stock rims

Im in the process of attempting to paint my stock canyon rims. I used 1 quart of paint stripper and didn't take all the clear coat off. I then bought a can of aircraft remover in a rattle can. It's still not taking all of the clear coat off of the rim particularly in the spokes if you will. I took a course wire wheel to them and still very time consuming. Any advice? Every post that I read made it sound so easy but I've spent over 4 days just prepping and am no where closer to painting.

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Unread 08-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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I did the same to my stock yj rims. I started with the wire wheel then I started the hand sanding. Time consuming but it is worth it spent 47 dollars on paint. Lot nicer then buying new rims. It took me 2 hours per rim. granted I dont have spokes. good luck it is worth it
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Unread 08-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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could just scuff it up and smooth any imperfections with sand paper. i did a set that came out really good like that. prep time was only 2 hours. On my grand cherokee i sand blasted them and used an epoxy primer on the bare alumium ( only stuff i found that holds up on bare aluminum) then just did a cheap semi flat black tractor implement paint.

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Unread 08-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Next time you can try using plasti-dip.

It's spray on vinyl in a can.
Reversible if you don't like the result.
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