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Unread 10-23-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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Using a wire wheel to prep for paint?

I am going to paint the rockers on my XJ tomorrow and my buddy said instead of sanding by hand for a couple hours just take a wire wheel to it. Is this actually ok?

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Unread 10-24-2009, 01:57 AM   #2
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It will work just fine. just be sure to use etch primer if you are taking it down to bare metal.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 07:42 AM   #3
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No need to go all the way down, just clean up well with a hand wire brush and use Eastwood's Rust Encapsulator, check out their other rust treatments ( Eastwood Company: Auto Tools, Body Repair, Classic Car Restoration, Paint Guns, Powder Coating, Soda Blasters, Fender Rollers ). ALWAYS use a resperator, it's powerful stuff.
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