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has anyone sand blasted rims with tires still on them....these have tubes in them..is there somthing u can cover the tire with to protech it ...

has anybody done this yet..??
 

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Blasting wheels with tires mounted isn't uncommon; the blasting shouldn't do any harm to the tires; if you're concerned about it, you could put some duct tape on the tire around the rim; either way, it's not like you're focusing the blasting on the tire so it should be fine. :fing32:
 

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Yes, I have done it and it doesn't hurt the tire's. If your concerned, just take it easy around the tire.
 

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Wont hurt the tires, might want to let the air out of the tubes and push the valve stems in though and then stick a plug in the holes while you're blasting. The valve stems, unless they are metal, could heat up during blasting and fail.
 

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darn valve stems r hard to fish back outta tire after ya push them in...if I use 'gator tape' on the stem...I may get by that way...leave air in tires too..
 

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Yep if you wrap them you should be just fine, just try not to stay in one area to long when you're near the valve stem.
 

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The valve stems don't heat up any more than the tires do. I've had rims shotblasted in a Wheelabrator and forgot the odd valve stem. No damage to the stem and steel shot is a lot harder than sand. Just make sure the caps are on the valve stems.
 
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