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Old 04-23-2011, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: How do I Paint Rim without disassembly???

Originally Posted by harry76 View Post
Yep definitley do the straws. Its such a pain in the ass to remove the tape otherwise. I just cut a packet of straws with small scissors and it worked a treat. I did it on my villiers beach cruiser. The straws were quick and easy and youd swear the rim had been laced after the rim was painted. No piant on any spokes and no missed bits on the rim around the spoke.
That is a sweet bike Harry, the tank looks to be made of aluminium?

As for the OP's question, I'd opt for blue low-tac painter's tape and straws. Vasaline gets messy and is best saved for your babies bum (diaper rash)
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