Brent Ackley & George Vondriska

How to Sandblast a Car Wheel

Brent Ackley & George Vondriska
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Brent Ackley has taken a wheel off the El Camino and will scale the rust out to get it ready to prime and paint. He goes over several different kinds of sandblasters and also covers the different types of media that can be used to blast. Use these helpful tips to sandblast a wheel.

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4 Responses to “How to Sandblast a Car Wheel”

  1. Karl Groves

    Don't do this in just a t-shirt!

  2. Kid Rust

    After you sand blast the wheel, how do you get the tiny grains of sand out of that little cirumferential seam in the stamped steel wheels? They all have them as far as I know. Your done now, but how do you mask off the tire and valve stem so the repaint doesn't look amateur. Also, the paint doesn't want to go into the previous mentioned seam. The blast of air seems like pushes the paint back out in your direction.

  3. William Lugg

    If you're using silica sand to blast with, I would STRONGLY recommend using a quality respirator instead of the cheap paper face mask he showed in the video. Not using sufficient protection will leave you with silicosis, a disease that will end your life early. Spend a little money on a good respirator to protect against that eventuality. Just a thought.

  4. Anthony Torreano

    After sandblasting what is the recommendation for primer and paint that will take the abuse of lugnuts and hubcaps? This would be valuable info.

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