1. Xiodinc

    Xiodinc New Member

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    The brakes do rub, but get some white pads, and you can hardly notice. no scratches/dents/dings. etc. just taped off the spokes and spun the wheel real fast on the front fork and sprayed the rim, then did some detailing. 10 mins of work. 30 mins of dry. (just in case)

    also if you want, you can get the clear protective paint over that. Probably will do the job.
     
  2. dule

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    what do you think would it be possibl to powdercoat the spokes? I'd like mine to be black instead of plain steel look
     
  3. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    For the cost/effort of powdercoating - I'd look into just havin' the wheels relaced w/ones that were already black *shrug* for powdercoating - you'd hafta pull em all anyway...

    Black spokes are commonplace - unfortunately my local bike shop was out of 'em when I had my wheelset done... oddly 'nuff tho black ones do cost more than stainless o_O
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I have painted the rim, spokes and hub before....just pack a tiny bit a grease to nothing gets in the bearing, clean everything eat-off-of-it clean (I use MEK or acetone) and put the wheel in my truing stand, spun and sprayed. I used several different directions of spray. It's best to do several light coats for various reasons.
     
  5. HighCycleNM

    HighCycleNM New Member

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    Is anybody using rim brakes? What about taping off the sides of the rim- seems like maybe a bad idea to paint the braking surface...
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That's why I painted my coaster brake wheel. No rim brakes, no problem-o.
     
  7. FileStyle

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    you can always dab a bit of grease on the brake surface before paint and any overspray will wipe off. just be sure to get some brake cleaner before using wheel to clean away grease.
     

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