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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone paint their wheels?

Im actually pretty crafty when a rattle can, and i love my bike but the black wheels and black tires mesh together too much, sooooo what i want to do is paint the wheels gold or maybe bronze


i painted my last bike wheels just re did the silver to freshen them up, has anyone done this to our stock wheels?


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I believe some guy have painted their wheels white, which didn't look bad at all on an '04 Hayden Replica.
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White would show way too much dirt for me, im a little on the OCD side
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I usually powder coat. It is much more durable and cleans up just a bit easier.



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Hey Dude,have seen a trick HRC gold set,red,yellow looks shit,But my preference is to go thru a bit of pain and strip the whole wheel and sand and polish complete rim then piant spokes black or what ever color you want.This was big in the 90's here in OZ,you can complete with rim tape and vtr sp1 hrc stickers.Will post a pic when im finnished.looks trick.
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i did my rear last night, came out really nice, ill get some pics up when im not on a govt computer
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I've prepped 3 sets now. I prefer silver for the red bike's and medium charcoal for a black bike. I strip em down, 180 or 240grit the chips, 500 and grey scotchbrite the res of the rim and spokes. Then Barry paints and clearcoats the rims for me. They come out better than factory, and the high gloss makes them pop. Plus the spokes clean very easy with the clearcoat. But I've always let the clear cure for about 2 weeks to harden real good b4 use. IMO, they have held up as good or better than powdercoat, plus it's easier to get exactly the color you want.

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Deffinately have to clear coat after spraying,NOCK NOCK,Its the postman with my carbon box and snorkel, YEE HAA.
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Painted 2 weeks ago. Yes, powdercoat is a much better option and does last longer and is more durable and easier to clean.


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yep i panted mine , but i am a bike panter and my bike is a little diffent cheers buddha
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