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    Default Refinishing a wheel. Need advice.

    I bought a rim (gsr blade) that someone tried to paint. I'd like to get it back to the polished aluminum alloy look.

    Can someone recommend something that can strip the paint yet be safe on the aluminum?

    Would sandblasting be a viable option? I know the alumnimum is soft so I am not sure if it will pit or not.

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    aircraft stripper...

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    the aluminum was probably sanded before the paint was applied, so using paint thinner wouldn't bring back the polished look; it will only remove the paint
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    maybe your car is trying to tell u to stop ricing it out...u know, in its own little way.
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    I draw a pentragram on my garage floor, sacrifice a lamb on it, spread the blood everywhere, and park my car there overnight. I tried praying, but it didn't work, so pagan rituals it is.

    But then again, thats because I drive a DSM. I personally have found my car very reliable, but thats because I get lamb at a good price.

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    I can fix that for you, but they might end up looking alot like SiR wheels when I'm done.

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    if you get a product called Talstrip it works well on aluminum for stripping the paint off..try any automotive store..

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    u will have to polish them after, nothing u do besides polishing will make them look shiny again

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    aircraft stripper works well, i bought mine from calgary bodyshop suplies. after stripping you wetsand and polish

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    Originally posted by euro_racer
    aircraft stripper works well, i bought mine from calgary bodyshop suplies. after stripping you wetsand and polish
    Agreed! Not quite the same but I did one of my old mtb frames exactly this way to freshen it up and it worked awesome, that shit will bubble the paint off in no time flat and you can basically just wipe it off.
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    Once again another useless post by JRSCOOLDUDE.
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    Don't let the e-thugs and faggots get to you when they quote your posts and write stupid shit.

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    Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna try it out. At what point do I stop sanding and can just polish it up with a product? 1000 grit? higher?

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