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So after I discovered my other set of steel rims were bent I pulled some out old 4x4 5 spoke rims and got to work. Slowly I got it to this point but I think I have 5 hours on stripping the rims then sanding and painting and polishing the single rim. I only did one to get it all figure out and so I could see the finished product sooner.

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Before sanding, note the ridges from the factory machining.


After sanding and some bad paint

And some polishing


 
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Damn those look good!! It's amazing what some good honest elbow grease can accomplish!
 
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Damn those look good!! It's amazing what some good honest elbow grease can accomplish!
Thanks, they should look good on my 4x4 DD. And I will be the only one in town with some shiny 5 spoke stock 4x4 rims.
 
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I'm with rexmburns those look nice, can u do mine next. Lol
 
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Looks good as new. Great job!
 
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Yeah, they look great polished. Nice work!
 
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Dude, nice!
 
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I have these rims on my first gen, I would like to do this, could you do a quick write up of what you did? and what all was used?
 
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Thanks guys, I just need to finish the other three.

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I have these rims on my first gen, I would like to do this, could you do a quick write up of what you did? and what all was used?
I will was thinking about doing that actually, for when I start on the other rims. Thets best thing I did was start with ~250 grit and took all the ridges off the aluminum with a orbiting sander, like this one on amazon
DEWALT D26453K 3 Amp 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with Cloth Dust Bag - Amazon.com DEWALT D26453K 3 Amp 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with Cloth Dust Bag - Amazon.com
. I think the time would have doubled if it was not for that to take down the ridges.
 
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