So awhile back I bought a new never installed Bob Drake Reproductions 39 Banjo steering wheel from a another HAMBer to use on my 39 sedan. I am coming to the point of needing to paint it to wrap up all the little bits to put the car back together, and painting the banjo wheel is one of them. So I have a few questions. The rim appears to be a hard durometer rubber, so my question is, what is the process for prepping this for paint? I would assume that some type of release agent was used in the molding process, so I need to make sure that that is all removed. Do I just wash it with Dawn detergent real good to get the rim clean? is there a special chemical wash that needs to be done to it? basically what is the best method to get it clean to prep for paint? Obviously once its washed don't touch the rubber with your bare hands. Also, what kind of prep needs to be done to the rim? does it need light sanding at 300, 400, 600 or what ever grit? Do I need to use an adhesion promoter on the rubber rim? Is there a special primer to use on the hard rubber for the paint to bite into? Or do I just clean it, spray it and hope for the best? What kind of paint works well? I was planning use some of the single stage PPG Pitch black on it that I used a while back to paint the wheels on the roadster. Its is an Acrylic Enamel single stage, I prefer a single stage over base coat clear coat, since to me anyway, it just looks older. Is this a decent Option? or should I source another paint to use. I have exhausted looking on the internet and on here to the answers for painting the rubber rim, so I ask you in the HAMB universe for experience doing this. Also if you have any tips or tricks for masking please share. I'm not too worried about getting the spokes at the center tapped off good, but they are awful tight together at the rim side. Thanks for the help in advance.