I have a set of wheels for my car that need to be stripped; they were painted by the previous owner and have since been scuffed by tire mounting and such to the point that I want to remove all the paint from the wheels. My brother-in-law has a small media blaster of some type at his shop, but he is a very busy guy. I'm wondering if I could figure out how to blast the paint off these wheels for myself. Soda seems like a safer material to use, but I don't know if it will be stout enough to get the paint off. Anybody got any experience with soda or media blasting? I can borrow a smallish compressor and wouldn't mind buying some attachments to try this myself.