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I want to blast my stock wheels to prep them for painting. I have some 80 grit glass beads but I read that glass may not "profile" the surface for painting.

Anybody here got the skinny?
 

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That should work fine. Any semi-"rough" surface will allow paint to adhere. Just make sure the wheels are very clean prior to application.
 

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Heads up for anybody sandblasting wheels. I am in the process of pulling my tires and sealing the inside of the wheels to cure chronic leaks. I have spun them down to 300 grit and then rattle can them wheel clear coat. The raw sand blasted surface doesn't seal well.
 

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I had that concern when I did mine. So I didn't blast the bead area. I did scrub it well with a wire brush to get all that crud off it.

No leaks so far.
 

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Good deal. Mine started corroding (cast aluminum). You could see the discoloration on the removed tire's bead. Finished #3 today and loaded it up to get tire remounted.
 
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