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Stripping/Painting Wheels

I just won some matching tires off ebay, and will be stripping my old Miglia 16's down and painting them white to go on my bird instead of the current 18's.



They have some curb rash, so I think some bondo will be in order to smooth them out. What should I use to strip them down to metal? I searched and saw that aircraft stripper works well? Anyone have any tips for this? I will be rattle cannin' them good 'ol WT afterwards, then probly some wheel clear. Any reccomendations on where to get WT spray paint? I'm thinking Advance or Wally world...

-Joel

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'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Bought 01/12/08 w/ 33,000 original mi. Big plans, little execution. Sold as a fallen victim to life's happenings.
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 10:27 PM
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sandblast the crap outta them, then sand till extremley smooth and paint
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Sandblaster not available. This will be done with stripper and sandpaper.

-Joel

Previous MN12s:
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Bought 01/12/08 w/ 33,000 original mi. Big plans, little execution. Sold as a fallen victim to life's happenings.
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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Aircraft stripper is VERY powerful stuff. Be sure to use thick rubber gloves up to your armpits (Well, as long as you can get em anyway ), and some goggles. Other than that, just follow the instructions on the can.


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Just a thought...do you have anyone local to you that can powdercoat? It'll look a lot better and my bet it'd last a lot longer too. I know 1MTNCAT had a set powdercoated silver so they looked original. The guy did them for $40 each if I remember right.

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Well, I'm just looking for a temporary fix. Nothing too special or that expensive. These are my old 16's, so I am just gonna paint em white and slap them on there for winter wheels/temporary fix. Eventually, the car will recieve a hubswap for the wheels I want. I am just gonna sand them with 400 grit and repaint them. Dont use aircraft stripper, it can melt aluminum wheels! Lucky I found that out before I tried it.

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Previous MN12s:
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Bought 01/12/08 w/ 33,000 original mi. Big plans, little execution. Sold as a fallen victim to life's happenings.
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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Sanded the wheels down and shot them with silver paint. They came out very well, but they feel kinda rough. I am going to use some clearcoat on them. Which would be a better idea... using duplicolor wheel clear, or using regular paint clear? Any thoughts?

-Joel

Previous MN12s:
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Bought 01/12/08 w/ 33,000 original mi. Big plans, little execution. Sold as a fallen victim to life's happenings.
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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when you rattle can, you should get one of those things that snaps on the top of the cans and you can use it as a gun... it works... well. lol, when i finish my dash pieces thats what i'm gonna use.
Dont really know what that has to do with the clear on my wheels, but thanks for that valuable tip. I think I just may have done a little more rattle can work than you bud. You will be amazed this weekend, when you view my creation for the first time.



-Joel

Previous MN12s:
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Bought 01/12/08 w/ 33,000 original mi. Big plans, little execution. Sold as a fallen victim to life's happenings.
'95 Thunderbird 4.6L V8 - Performance White
Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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