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mustangluver:
ive recently noticed that my rims need new paint. if i were to strip them, what sanding grit should i use and what kind of paint?

66GTKFB:
What kind of rims?
Jim

Soaring:
I'm assuming they are steel rims.  If they are, use paint stripper.  Then touch them up with some light grit sand paper.  Wash them with soap  (Dawn) and water and let them dry in the sun.  Spray a light coat of primer on them and let that dry, then hit them with another light coat.  After the primer is dry then start adding light coats of color until they look like what you want.  It may take 4 or 5 coats of color, but don't put too much on with each coat or it will run.  Let that dry for several days before putting them back on the car. 

mustangluver:
stock steel rims yes. do i need the high temp resistant paint or can i use rustoleum?

66GTKFB:
Rattle can paint will work just fine. If you bead blast the old paint off, a primer would be a good idea, but if you are using a chemical paint remover, don't bother. Several light coats of paint will give ample coverage. Ford rims were semi-gloss black and either a gloss or flat finish looks wierd. As soon as you put on wheel covers, the surface will scratch. It's not a perfect world.
Jim

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