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In this instructable I want to show you how to take an old rusty car rim and transform it into a vintage racing beauty. I used Techshop San Francisco for all aspects of the project

Step 1: Rust be gone!

The most effective way to remove this kind of deep set surface rust is to use a blast media cabinet. I'm gonna use garnet media and glass beads.

I'll tell ya right now, like any paint job, the application of the paint is the quickest and easiest part of the process - the prep is what takes the real discipline to really nail down. If you look closely here, you will see where I succeeded and where I lacked the moral character to be patient. Some of you deadline oriented non-perfectionists will identify.

Perfectionists will sieze the opportunity to share disdain and point out the flaws - I'll be forging ahead with and without flaws since I am building a car that drives down dirt roads . . . and I can live with a bit of criticism about my methods - after all I have two teenage girls - I know how to recieve criticism!

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<p>It's funny I tried coke to remove stains, it works but not 100%. Well, taking care my wheels (got mine here <a href="http://originalwheel.com/" rel="nofollow">originalwheel.com</a> ) should be done in the first stage. You are right, one way is coating that will surely protect the surface.</p>
I don't know about this, but... Does opening holes into the original wheel will make it less resistant to impact or weight of the car? <br> <br>Nice instructable btw!
Yes, very cool!
awesome

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