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Want to sand my rims, what is a good grit?

I have put 2 coats of primer on my one rim as a test subject. It does have some ripples in it that I want to knock down. I have some 220 grit lying around... When it dries to you think this will do the trick? I am not looking to wet sand or make the appearance of a $3000 spray paint job. I just want to kill a few of the "bumps." Thanks... Pics to follow(when the batt in the camera gets charged)
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You suck doc!

jk. Use a really high grit(i think thats the right size) and sand em down. I sandblasted my rims using a high school sandblaster and that did an awesome job. Then a few layers of paint and a few layers of clearcoat. Do black because it shows up really well. If you go for shiny silver it'll be shiney...until you spray the clearcoat which'll darken it to grey.

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HAha... If you weren't in AK I would..... J/K OF COURSE IT WILL BE BLACK! I had the wheels prepped and primed all ready I just need to knock a few little mountains down.. and yes the higher the number the finer the paper.... Figure that. 220 enough you think? I had some 1000 grit stuff but my dad stole it for his usage! LOL
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I think 220 will be a bit harsh Doc. I think you'd be safer off with a higher grit like a 400-600.
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yea you need to get some really high stuff....i would just wet sand them down then wip[e them clean and then paint...you should get a pretty good finnish
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80-1000 should be good my dad does rims for a living....just gradually do it
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i would wet sand with 220, and recoat....and they should be golden...just my .02...

IF you dont want to repaint or wetsand i would just use like 400 or 600 and call it a day

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