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      10-22-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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screwed up painting rim... what to do?

hey guys, i painted my Z's stock rims today. I painted 3 of them perfectly but messed up on 1. once I messed up I decided to to strip the paint and start over, but i cant get all of the paint off. I worked on it all day and i just dont know what to do..
here a picture of it from my phone...



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      10-22-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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i just learned in another thread that brake parts cleaner will strip it to bare metal.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599828
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use "paint stripper" from your local home depot... it makes it bubble up all the way through primer and all and you just wipe away. It's an acid, so you must use chemical resistant gloves... what you can't get, just use a wire brush attachment to scrub it off.
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Let the paint dry and just sand it smooth once it does and repaint.
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the tire is still on the wheel? any paint on it? if you cant get it clean have a tire shop put the left tire on the right wheel and vice versa. Outside face will now be inside.
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use "paint stripper" from your local home depot... it makes it bubble up all the way through primer and all and you just wipe away. It's an acid, so you must use chemical resistant gloves... what you can't get, just use a wire brush attachment to scrub it off.
will try this, then brake parts cleaner in the morning... thanks..
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You, go out and buy a bmw, or buy another bmw.
I wish I can afford another bimmer, I have a 335i coupe right now.
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i was joking anyways, but really to answer your question, i have no idea.
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Yeah, if you screwed up, re-mask the tire, use paint thinner to thin the paint, scrape off as much as you can, sand down the rest of the paint, and just start again.
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Paint stripper and brake fluid have both worked for me. They even have paint stripper in an aerosol can that's pretty good
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Sand and repaint.
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Paint stripper and brake fluid have both worked for me. They even have paint stripper in an aerosol can that's pretty good
the brush applied 'goop' works better... it layers on much thicker. Also, another bit of advise i have is to either work outside or take breaks often to keep from overexposing yourself to the fumes. They're not bad but i'm sure it's not good either.

When i was a kid, i would take bikes apart to the frame and use this paint stripper stuff on them to get them down to bare metal... to get EVERY LITTLE spec of paint, it was a day project on its own, but no type of paint stood a chance.

My masterpiece below when i was 14

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Your showing us a half naked picture of you at 14? Cool bro
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Klean-strip adhesive remover will remove anything off of anything.
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Your showing us a half naked picture of you at 14? Cool bro
thanks, i thought you'd appreciate it

maybe should've cropped it first, huh? ^^^
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this works amazing for stripping paint on metal:

http://www.por15.com/POR-STRIP/productinfo/RSG/
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this works amazing for stripping paint on metal:

http://www.por15.com/POR-STRIP/productinfo/RSG/
if you've used this from experience and had great results, good on you... but a good rule of thumb is that if it's in a plastic container, it probably won't do much.
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powdercoat your rims it will look better and last longer
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if you've used this from experience and had great results, good on you... but a good rule of thumb is that if it's in a plastic container, it probably won't do much.
+1 You want some stuff that will break down paint and plastic to leave bare metal. The sand and paint method works but IMO it's best to start with a clean surface. I've done several sets of wheels and that's worked out the best.
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if you've used this from experience and had great results, good on you... but a good rule of thumb is that if it's in a plastic container, it probably won't do much.
i know, the company is switching to metal cans/containers.
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