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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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Question Aluminum wheels sanding help

Its alil off subject of 4x4's but while my jeep projs. on hold im working on my mustang. I just baught 4 18x10'' Roush rims. there pretty dirty and messed up. Previous owner tried rattle canning it black. What is the easiest/safest way to sand them without damaging them? any ideas? thanks.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 06:04 AM   #2
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Did he do any prep work that you can tell, or just blasted paint on?

It might be easiest to get a jug of paint thinner, soak some rags and let them sit on the wheels for awhile, the paint may come right off.

Then you just have to polish them up.
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What I was thinking.. there a lil scrathed so after words im going to want to do some work on them. What easiest way to lightly sand them? and I dont think he did MUCH prep work on them.
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Soda blasting????
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #5
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What I was thinking.. there a lil scrathed so after words im going to want to do some work on them. What easiest way to lightly sand them? and I dont think he did MUCH prep work on them.
Need more information on what kind of finish you looking for. Any sanding will stick out like a sore thumb on a aluminum wheel. Are you going to paint them again, powder coat them or polish them after you sand the blemished areas clean?

Paint you only need to sand it to 600 mesh them primer

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If your going to polish the wheels start with p60 then p120 then p240 and finally p1000.

grab a beer.

use a felt cloth hard then soft.

then polish with a polishing wheel brown, black then white.

its a chore but Ive done many of motorcycles thew the years.

I always got my stuff from caswellplating.com



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Old July 29th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #7
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get some aircraft stripper.
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