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I bought a set of sportmax's in red off a friend but i despise the color and want to paint them in white for something different. How should I go about doing this?

If I use aircraft stripper on the rim will that effect the lip of the rim ?

Also, what grit for sanding?
 

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they would look hot in white, especially on a red car.

ive never seen them in person, are they a true 2 piece wheel or just for looks?

that would make it alot easier to paint the center obviously.


honestly I dont know if I would go as far as to strip off all the old paint, but thats just me, Ive been known to cut corners.
 

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I'd go with 400 grit sandpaper.... then 600 grit wet. and a wet gray scotchbrite pad to get in all the cracks and crevices.... then paint away!

Trust me..... it works
 

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should i primer after? also, after eat application of paint i was going to wet sand, recommended grit? same thing with clear?

Thanks!!


P.S. : Masking off the center from the lip is going to be difficult on this rim :?
 

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I was told powdercoating weakens the integrity of the rim, plus im using these rims for future events (autox, roadcourse)
 

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You know, I was thinking about that, because I know you mentioned it before. The oven(s) that I powdercoat in are usually between 500 and 600 degrees fahrenheit. Hot, but not stupid hot. I don't know how much you'd really have to worry about it messing with the integrity of the wheel.

Just an offer :)
 
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