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Best media to blast steel wheels with?
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spikemike
Posted 2020-05-20 2:06 PM (#598548)
Subject: Best media to blast steel wheels with?



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For those who have stripped their wheels, what's the best media to use without damaging the bead area? Looking to remove both paint and surface rust.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-05-20 2:57 PM (#598550 - in reply to #598548)
Subject: Re: Best media to blast steel wheels with?


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zip strip?
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mstrug
Posted 2020-05-20 5:05 PM (#598555 - in reply to #598548)
Subject: Re: Best media to blast steel wheels with?



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Glass beads are pretty harmless. Sandpaper and wire brushes will work too. The scotchbrite pads/discs will remove it also. I'm talking about the bead area. Normal sandblasting media will be fine for the wheel.
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dfermon
Posted 2020-06-11 4:09 AM (#599537 - in reply to #598548)
Subject: Re: Best media to blast steel wheels with?


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A local media guy did mine and he used crushed glass.
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Phatton
Posted 2020-06-15 9:02 AM (#599695 - in reply to #598548)
Subject: Re: Best media to blast steel wheels with?


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I have a cabinet and use the finer grade ( around 80 to 100 grit) Al Oxide for just about everything
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