Sooo... the exterior paint is all done. Now I have the ugly, rusty rims with 6 coats of old spray paint all over them to deal with now.
My buddy who works at a school bus company had a whole set of open center rims that would fit my bus that were in much better shape. But after deciding I didn't want to swap all the tires and take everything apart, I went with SANDBLASTING the rims on the bus.
This is what the rims looked like before blasting.
I rented this sandblaster from a rental center. But it did not come with a ceramic tip. So basically it was just wide open air and I had about 3 seconds of pressure.
I returned it. Got a full refund. And borrowed this simple blaster from my co-worker's buddy.
PAINTED!! Same color as the bus.
I then decided to do the lugnuts and outer part of the rim in silver. Figured it would be a nice accent.