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 Posted: 09-07-2015 01:59 am
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Art DeKneef

 

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Depending on what they used to blast with will determine the surface smoothness. Obviously the finer the material the smoother the finish. If they didn't do it this time ask them about using crushed glass. The glass will remove the paint but doesn't really do anything to rust. Other abrasive material attacks both the paint and rust.

I experimented with a couple of mine and got smoother texture using the glass than the 80-grit abrasive. And using sandpaper 400 grit and finer will smooth and polish the ribs just fine.

The hard part in my opinion is in painting the wheel. Either you spend a lot of time taping off the ribs or using a water soluble solution you paint on the ribs and can wash off. Slow, tedious work.

Last edited on 09-07-2015 02:02 am by Art DeKneef