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Old 03-18-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Painted rims - how do I remove overspray?

Hi guys. I painted my GLE rims with Duplicolor and I think they came out great. Sanded with 220 and 320. 3 coats primer, 3 coats paint and 3 coats clear. You can see the pics here.


I only painted the "face" of my spokes, and left the inner parts of the rim intact... except my masking job wasn't perfect and I got some paint in there too.
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I tried paint thinner and a rag but after it didn't come up easily, I stopped (for fear of going thru the darker paint that I don't want to disturb). Should I be more aggressive or try some other cleaner?

I also bumped into the inner dark part with my sander a couple times too... anything I can do to fix that? Its very slight and hard to see in this pic.
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Overall I'm very happy, but I wish I was more careful in prep. thanks in advance.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Do it right the 1st time next time. Try wet sanding maybe.
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I would try a clay bar IIRC it will remove overspray
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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Tood dark tonight to do any real work, but I just used Mr Clean magic eraser and it worked on 9 of the 10 trouble spots I could find in a hurry.

Clay didn't work, but thanks for the idea. Thanks for the wet-sanding too - I'll try both on any marks the magic eraser fails to clean.
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I've had good luck with clay bar. If it doesn't come off right away, just keep at it. Takes a little bit of elbow grease.
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I would just start over and use a paint stripper, paint or polish it and if painted then put a polymer clearcoat on it here's a pic of my 4th gen. wheel finished product. Note only the "holes" are painted the and the whole wheel has a polymer clearcoat on it.
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