More fettling this evening. I have seen other build blogs where cleaning up the wheels for painting has seemed a never ending challenge. I now know why!

I have tried files of all shapes and a Dremel tool which is now very smooth – unlike the wheels.

I have also had a good debate on Facebook on the 5″ Gauge Group about how to paint them and how much of them to paint.

Polly propose something like this.

But others suggest, with some reason, to paint the rims. My concern with that is that these wheels are quite chunky and to paint the rims black as well might make them look even more so.

I have a few days to decide anyway as I continue to prep the wheels. I have some more Dremel burrs coming tomorrow which might help.