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painted the rims

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Coolbreezin, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Coolbreezin

    Coolbreezin Active Member

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    Decided to try and add a little color to my wheels. I scratched the area with
    60 grit, masked it off and sprayed about 10 light coats of black. Once dry, I
    wet sanded in the bathtub with 2000. I polished it up with a couple coats
    and this is the end result. I didnt have a perfect place for them to dry so
    there are some imperfections in the paint. One even has a cat hair in it! Im
    not worried about the imperfections because you cant see them unless youre
    right down on the rims. Total expense, 15hrs and $10.
     

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  2. Iman

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    Looks great!!
     
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    Looks good
     
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    nice touch:2thumbs:
     
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    I kinda like that. It's so hard to polish those areas anyway
     
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    Why not painted all black?. IMO...Your bike will looks mean as hell.
     
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    Looks very cool.
    Hope it holds up over time .
    Why not powder coat ?
    Alot of work > nice results .
     
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    Nice :2thumbs:
     
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    The way you accented that looks great! It's just right and not too much. Great job! :2thumbs:
     
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    Thank you all for the compliments.
    This was more of an experiment than anything. Thats why I didnt powdercoat or have it professionally done. As I told my friends, if I dont like it Ill sand it off. No big deal. I chose those spots for convenience. Ive been up to 45mph and no issues. I doubt Ill have any problems. I wanted blue to match my bike but figured I had black spray paint lying around. When I decide to go blue, Ill have it done by a pro. Thanks again.
     
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    You can also try "Plasti Dip" its a spray coating for chrome mags. The good thing is that if you don't like it, it just peels off like a "skin" coating. There is no prepping the wheel either, just wipe with presol and spray on.
     
  14. Coolbreezin

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    Heard of it, forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    Looks great stands out but not to munch goes with the paint scheme.
     
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    Very nice job.
     
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    That looks great hope it stay on for a while , power coating be nice but more money .
    But great job.:2thumbs:
     
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    :eek: I like it. :2thumbs:
     
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    :cheers:Great job man, looks awesome! I've been toying with the idea of doing something similar on my 05 Choppers rims. After seeing this I just might have to give it whirl!
     
  20. Coolbreezin

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    Twisted, thanks for compliments. I taped everything off and spray painted them. That was the hard way. I then carefully handpainted the remaining areas with $1 model paint from Wally World. Hand painting is so much easier and less expensive. So far the paint has stayed on.
     

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