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Does anyone have experience in removing paint from wood wheels? The paint is fairly new and I beleave it is enamel. I would like to finish the wood in natural finish, what is a good coating to use?

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1. Do not samdblast

2. Do not use Lye

Treat it just like any wood furniture. Use a liquid stripper, probably paste. If you want to sand blast the metal wrap the wood spokes with old intertubes so that you do not tear up the wood. Veriprime the metal and use a good two part epoxy primer and paint with enamal. Fill the wood spokes if needed, any dents in the wood can usually be raised with the tip of a steam iron. Stain the spokes to get them all to the same color and the varnish with a good spar varnish. This the first coat 50/50 and the second coat 75/25 the the third coat straight varnish. Before you go to all this trouble make sure that your wheels run true <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" />

Lots of luck, Jan

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I have used a Circa 1850 product. Worked very well. Then I used Circa natural stain. I perfered the satin finish for the varnish, found the gloss to be too shinny. If you need more info let me know....

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The best way to remove paint from wooden wheels is to scrape them with the razor sharp compound curved edge of a piece of a broken glass bottle. Takes a while but Gives a very smooth finish.

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Yes, by all means, use the broken glass method. This is very tedious, but works with great results. If you use stripper of some sort, chances are that stuff will come seeping out at a later date. What then happens is the underside of the car/truck and the hub itself will be stripped of finishes...not good

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