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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 07:46 PM

I just started blasting my MF 12 & will soon be blasting the rear axle. I want to do the wheels so I can keep them on as much as possible because it's easier to push the rear end around. Has anyone blasted the inside of the wheels? I'm thinking there is just as much rust in there as they are on the outside. I think I would be more comfortable knowing I did this. I have had the mind set of not leaving anything undone during this project...maybe I just answered my own question.
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Posted July 16, 2013 - 07:52 PM

I find the fronts are usually rusted the most inside. I think that's because they tend to loose air and get filled with moisture laden air. Rears can be really rusty if loaded with Calcium Chloride solution. If not, they may not be rusted that much. The only way to find out is to break down the wheel and look inside! 


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm with Brian on this one! All of mine so far had rust on the inside of the fronts, but the rears  (so far) have been like new. Only one way to find out for sure.


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:08 PM

If you have a bare wheel in the blast cabinet do the whole thing.  You will be happier knowing it's rust free and repainted inside and out. :thumbs:  Especially if you are not cutting corners elsewhere.    Rick


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:17 PM

I agree if your blasting the wheels do the inside I also  was supprised my rears looked like new when I installed my ag tires on my jd314 . Fronts were terrible

 

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:19 PM

If tires are still mounted, at least break one bead on each rim & have a look.  The last thing you want is a pretty painted rim, only to have rust begin to bleed from under the tire bead.


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Thanks everyone now I don't feel so bad knowing others feel the same way. I had a utility trailer wheel to leak air because it was so pitted inside the metal actually had a pin hole.



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Posted July 16, 2013 - 11:04 PM

I remove tires or have done and blast and paint all my wheels. Some are nice in very center, but the bent up rim edge is exposed and rusty and it is very hard to clean and paint that area w/out removing tires. Many are rusted at tire bead and will seal better when cleaned and painted. I HAVe used left over colors on the insides just to use paint up, but still have to do the beads inside  with outer color. I've even BRUSHED the paint on inside. No one sees the brush marks then.


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