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#1 2012-09-27 7:44am

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Removing paint from z-rims.

Got a set of z-rims that were painted by the last owner. Any ideas on how to remove the paint and save the rims?

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#2 2012-09-27 8:04am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

One way is to get them media blasted. Walnut or plastic media should be able to remove the paint and leave you with a perfect rim.


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#3 2012-09-27 8:17am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

i would suggest media blasting or paint remover. I tried walnut blasting on a set of diamong back mags that were spray bombed and it pitted the plastic...


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#4 2012-09-27 8:41am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

Citrus based paint remover... won't mess with color, & safe on plastic/graphite... just my 2 cents


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#5 2012-09-27 8:43am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

Flatlandfox wrote:

Citrus based paint remover... won't mess with color, & safe on plastic/graphite... just my 2 cents

+1 works great.


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#6 2012-09-27 9:15am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

SrRaV1981 wrote:

Flatlandfox wrote:

Citrus based paint remover... won't mess with color, & safe on plastic/graphite... just my 2 cents

+1 works great.

+1 here too.


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#7 2012-09-27 9:20am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

OA Bath








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#8 2012-10-31 11:09am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

is this the right stuff??  I don't wanna melt me mags...  roll

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/fc/fc32a508-48d9-47f9-965a-d297850b8cb3_300.jpg


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#9 2012-10-31 11:21am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

scrumblero wrote:

is this the right stuff??  I don't wanna melt me mags...  roll

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/produc … b3_300.jpg

yup, that's the stuff


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#10 2012-10-31 11:26am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

sweet!  thnx man!!   big_smile


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#11 2012-11-01 8:20pm

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

well, i bought the jug just like pictured above and slapped some on, left it a half hour like it said and it didnt do crap....  so I slapped some more on and left it a couple more hours... didnt do crap.  Ima see if I can return it still...  sad


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#12 2012-11-02 8:38am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

Maybe they painted then with epoxy paint? can u post a picture? and i will let you know if they can be media blasted

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#13 2012-11-03 9:54pm

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

butlerglc wrote:

Maybe they painted then with epoxy paint? can u post a picture? and i will let you know if they can be media blasted

would there be a reason I couldn't blast them??   hmm


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#14 2012-11-03 10:15pm

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae32/scrumblero/2012-11-03_21-57-03_735.jpg


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#15 2012-11-03 11:17pm

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

Yes u can. Just use fine media and 100 psi and go for it!!!

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#16 2012-11-03 11:39pm

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

sweet!  Ima try and get at em this week sometime...   roll


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#17 2012-11-04 7:45am

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Re: Removing paint from z-rims.

Let us know how it goes cool

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