I have 5 Defender and 6 Discovery wheels all with good tyres on, and would like to prep them for paint. Now they don’t need to be absolutely perfect but I’d still like a relatively good tough finish on them. Rather than pop the tyres off each rim to get them sand blasted, I would rather just get at the wheels with a wire cup/wheel and then finish off the little bits by hand. I know y’all love your plasti-dip, but I’ll be using kurust where necessary, then primer and two coats of spray paint.

Having never done this before, what advice can you give? Should I just get them blasted? (It’ll cost £165 in total for tyres off/blasted/tyres on again).