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wheel paint?

it's been a while since I was on here, but last time I was asking questions about my 93 240sx, the paint job came out great but it just became too apparent that I couldn't function with such a small car anymore, so I sold it and bought this:



it's a 1998 Volvo V70R and is loads of fun but it has a few minor issues, one of the big ones being that the paint on the wheels is cracking and flaking off. I would like to look into repainting them and wondered if anyone had any advice, can I get by with a wire brush, some sandpaper, primer/paint/clear? or do I need to do something else since they're wheels?

I don't have access to a compressor or gun so this would have to come from a can, are there any good wheel paints out there available in this form?

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Don't use a wire brush in your wheels.

If they are that bad, use a stripper to remove the top clear coat and second layer of paint. If you trust your painting with a rattle can there are some decent wheel paints out there.

3M has one called Safest Stripper that is water soluable and environmentally freindly.
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I would check in to having them blasted and powder coated, or hit them with some 3m clean & strip pads and some engine paint
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I would check in to having them blasted and powder coated, or hit them with some 3m clean & strip pads and some engine paint

I would love to get them powdercoated but all of the estimates I've seen are between 4 and 500 for all four wheels, this just seems too much for wheels that will soon be demoted to winter tire duty, are there places that will do it for less than that?

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your going to want to have them blasted. stripper will work but unless you plan on pulling off the rubber it will attack the tires. you can easily take them off blast them. give them a coat or two of epoxy primer then spray them with a single stage acrylic urethane. it will hold up better on the wheels than a bc/cc.
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