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Old 07-12-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default How do you remove Primer over spray from a rim?

Just bought some rims...all of them are clean except for one. It has some primer over spray on it. How can I remove the primer and not damage the rim. They Rota Jmags. Here are some pics:

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Just bought some rims...all of them are clean except for one. It has some primer over spray on it. How can I remove the primer and not damage the rim. They Rota Jmags. Here are some pics:

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Default Re: How do you remove Primer over spray from a rim? (Simple SOHC)

I would think mineral spirits would be your best bet. I dont THINK it would damage the wheel at all. Somebody correct me if I am wrong.
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i used a claybar and it got lithgt overspray off my fenders... you could try that.
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rubbing compound or claybar + elbow grease LOL
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Had it in the Appearance/Cosmetic Forum...figured that might be a good place to start...but they moved it here.


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rubbing compound or claybar + elbow grease LOL

Guess I'll try the claybar...I think I have some rubbing compound if that doesn't work.

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Default Re: How do you remove Primer over spray from a rim? (Simple SOHC)

acetone or paint thinner will do the trick. shouldnt do anything to the rims at all i wouldnt think. and it should come right off without exerting much effort at all lol
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Yeah those rims are polished aluminum (It looks like anyway), you should be able to use paint thinner no problem... If not, try a razor blade, flat against the rim, should be able to scrape it off but youd have to be careful about dragging it perfectly even along the metal so you dont leave any scrapes.
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Default Re: How do you remove Primer over spray from a rim? (kiddcarbuff)

laquer thinner, trust me i work at a shop, only thing that will take it off in 3 seconds!
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claybar x2...everyone says laquor thinner or w.e but if they were my wheels i wouldnt take any chances and claybar is almost effortless
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thinner or clean-ez will work fine
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spray some of that aircraft paint thinner and it should start to peel off on its own in 20 mins. get it at autozone or walmart.
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Default Re: How do you remove Primer over spray from a rim? (Simple SOHC)

You guys are spending too much for any easy fix, just get a bottle of 90% alcohol and it will take it off.
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