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Old 03-22-2013, 09:04 PM
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For the amount of time and effort it would take to get the old paint off the rims, you would still be better off to have them sand blasted. There are just to many crooks and crannies in rims to try and remove old paint by hand or even with a chemical stripper. You could try and paint over top of the old paint but the life span of a paint job like that wouldn't be very long. If, as you mentioned, the paint is faded, that would tell me that the paint has lost the majority of it's ability to protect the metal underneath and would make a poor substrate for putting fresh paint over top.

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