when i did my f3 wheels i started with 150 grit then went to 280 both dry. after that i went wet 400,six00,800,1000,1200,1500 and finally 2000 grit. then hit it with mothers polish and a polishing wheel that goes on teh dril you get from sears for like 5 bucks. then wipe them down with glass cleaner and your set
Thanks for the link thats what i was looking for do you have any pics of the finished rims that you did. Has anyone out there done the complete rim? The panit one one of the spokes on my rim looks as though it has been rubbed offso i think i will have to do the complete rim this winter.
i guess the host took it off. i found that months ago but what you need is this
go to home depot get the strongest stripper you can
then get some laquer thinner
then get 000 and 0000 steel wool
then get some paint brushes 1'' and 1.5''
then get a nylon brush
2'' masking tape the best you can find
container to keep it in
all this stuff will come out to 40 bucks.
here ya go steps
first tape off rim, use the edge you see on your rim. make sure the tape is on there good. apply some stripper with a brush on the rim. do one side at a time. when you apply it wait 15 minutes. while waiting start taping hte other rim. do one side of rim at a time. after 15 minutes the stripper should be lifting the paint. use the brush and dust off the old paint. redo that step. after that is done you should be almost bare clean. you will need to get thinner on 000 steel wool and work the little bit off. remove the tape and take your time and clean that edge up perfect. i used my finger nail after a point ot make it perfect. after that is done go over rim with a dry 000 then use 0000 on rim. after that hit it with mothers polish and wipe it down. use aersol glass cleaner to remove the residue. then go to next rim. then the other side of those rims. if you have trouble with your rim having some nasty shit on it that wont lift you will need a some scruff pads and alot of thinner. keep using this as sandpaper and remove the nasty stuff. hopefully you wont have to do that. on my 1kRR i had the front wheel done in an hour the rear rim had nasty shit on it and ti took 2 days to clean up. now on my wheels. the front is perfect and bling but the rear is duller then the front so this winter im going to wet sand them down. im only going with 800,1000,1200,1500,2000 then mothers. but if your not happy with the rims do this. see stock rims have little groves in them. they help for the paint to adhere. if you dont like them you need to do this. start with 80,120,250,320 then wet 400,600,800,1000,1200,1500, and 2000 you can go to 3000 but i stopped at 2000. the shine at 2000 is what is on the white bikes wheels. i hope that helps outs
found some etuff at wal-mart called "dad's" automotive stripper. Find it in the paint area. Works great to remove paint from rims and frame. Just takes some time to work. Be careful not to get it on anything you dont want stripped or destroyed ( plastic)