How do I Paint Rim without disassembly???

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  1. 30Ratt

    30Ratt New Member

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    So How Do I? Beuller? Beuller?
     
  2. Ursus

    Ursus New Member

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    Tape off anything you don't want painted carefully with masking tape. Take your time use razor blade to cut off excess..
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    first, clean it as well as you can. then tape off each individual spoke as close to the rim as you can.

    if you have an old frame, or fork, or something to put the wheel in so you can spin it, spin the wheel and spray paint it while it's spinning.

    just hold the can in one spot more or less and let 'er rip.
     
  4. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Use painters grade masking tape. It could prove brutal on your patients getting the tape back off the spokes. Cheap grade generic masking tape sticks tears and can take forever to get back off. So perhaps tape it good but loosely if that makes seance? lol Some body here once suggested a box of drinking straws all cut down the middle with a razer blade and then they would be reusable [for painting of course]
     
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  5. harry76

    harry76 New Member

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    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.
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  6. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Nice patina on that bike. Loving the color scheme. Just added it to my picture collection.(^)
     
  7. joabthebugman

    joabthebugman New Member

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    Another old trick is to use vaseline on parts that you don't want paint to stick to
     
  8. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    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) laff
     
  9. halfevil333

    halfevil333 New Member

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    STRAWS!!! -that's brilliant! ...dont know how many hours gone due to painstakingly masking each spoke &then having to remove it all..heh, I'm def' gonna use the straw trick frm now on!
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I just finished painting a set of newly laced rims last week and used the straws trick. I think it was Bairdco who turned me on to that.
    SB
     
  11. dmb

    dmb Active Member

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    bairdco...figure's
     
  12. WattupBaii

    WattupBaii New Member

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    A good thing to do when painting wheels is to spin them and paint a foot away... it prevents drips and comes out dry most of the time.
     

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