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I decide to paint the rims of my 90 yamaha FJ1200 . The tires are on and I'm planning to paint them without removing the tires. which way should I go on?

Have to remove old paint with Paint stripper? or just clean sand and go?

Any help I'll be appreciated.
 

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key the rims with scotchbrite, rub washing up liquid onto the tyres to stop the paint sticking next to the rim, mask the rest , paint , tape off, wash tyre , job jobbed
 

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Scuff like Yan mentioned with Scotchbrite but I'd be more inclined to use narrow 1/2" or so painters tape next to the rim. Finish off with newspaper and cheap masking tape.
 

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Playing cards or index cards around the rim for masking :D ....

 

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After some scotchbrite and steel brush work, I realize that There are many layer of bad painting. No way to paint them with the rubbers on. I stripped theold paint with paint remover and than I sodablasted the rims. They're ready to paint now :) Next step I gonna go with one full coat etching primer, decide to finish it with 2 base and 2 clear coatings. I gonna share the next steps soon.

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1 coat 2K self etching primer



That was yesterday..Today gonna throw the basecoat..

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For the records; I painted the rims.
I use self etching primer, basecoat black 2 coats, and 3 coats clear varnish.
It was thr first time I paint by an air compressor. All goes well for me...

The etching primer is excellent product if you go sand down through to the bare metal and apply it exactly on the datasheet..

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