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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 00, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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New to the car restore stuff - so could use all the help you guys can offer.

I have a set of rims that someone thought looked good painted with silver "pickup truck bumper" paint.

Want to sandblast & get them right. I have a big air compressor - so pressure shouldn't be a problem.

What kind of nozzle is needed? Is there a canister like a paint gun for sandblasting.

I figure I need to build an enclosure to keep sand in one place - but that is where knowledge ends.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 00, 05:54 PM
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check out this site www.eastwoodcompany.com get their catalog, it has everything you need.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 00, 08:06 AM
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sand blasting is good but messy and more timely. I took mine to local machine shop and had them hot tanked, strips them complete and they are ready to paint. Getting all the sand out of the little areas can be a problem
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 00, 08:52 PM
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Sand blast is pretty agressive. It will roughen the wheels noticably. You may not like the results. I'd recommend stripping and hit them with a pressure washer. or take them to a chemical stripper. There are some places that use plastic media blasting, that works very well.
A note about sand blasters the siphon type. they all have an ideal air pressure where they suck the sand the best. Put your finger over the sand suction port on the gun and vary the air pressure regulator to find the most suction.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 00, 03:45 AM
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I usually blast out on the concrete driveway. Get the wheels up a little so the sand doesn't bounce back at you. Every so often you can sweep up the sand and reuse it. Pretty messy job, especially on wheels. Wear a face shield. Check out Sears for sandblasters fairly cheap. Use any type sand, must be completely dry.
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