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Has anyone ever had to remove spray paint from the MR BBSes before? I was thinking of buying a set of spray painted ones. However some of the paint is coming off as the person just sprayed a black coat onto the rims, priming, etc. If I take it to a place to get it sand blasted to remove the paint will the original gun metal finish be dulled? I was hoping of just getting the original finish back, wanted to avoid powder coating it just because of the controversy surrounding it.

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If I take it to a place to get it sand blasted to remove the paint will the original gun metal finish be dulled?
Sandblasting will remove any and all paint. You will be left with a rough, gritty, blasted, dull aluminum finish that will corrode quickly.

If you plan to paint or powder coat the wheels afterwards, then they should be chemically cleaned immediately after blasting and then painted - within 8 hours.
 

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That's REALLY difficult to know. Most likely there is not gonna be an easy way.

You might try a limited time application of some mild chemical paint removers - hoping that the factory PC paint is much more durable than the sprayed on stuff. However if the original paint surfaces were scuffed (like with sandpaper or ScotchBrite) for paint adhesion, then you will end up with a scratched, dull surface at best.

Test a small section and see what happens and how it looks. Might be a good idea to check into local powder coating services also.

Are tires, TPMS & weights still installed?
 

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Yeah everything is still on, so I'd have to remove everything, but then again I think the BBSes aren't painted from the factory are they? Aren't they just finished off until they have a nice shine?
 

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They are painted. They have a black coat inside the wheel and the outer silver is paint, it is pretty soft and easy to get off with low pressure sandblasting.
 

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give them to powder coating they will sand blast and do it right for you,trust me pc is the best way to do wheels if u want finish to last for a long time
 
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