Beach Cruisers - Can you paint a steel rim
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11-02-13, 11:24 AM
I have a huffy cruiser that I'm refurbishing for my wife and she wanted the rims white to match the sidewalls of the tires. Is it possible to actually paint the rims.
11-02-13, 12:22 PM
If it uses a coaster brake or drum brakes I would not see any problem with it. If you have rim brakes I would not do it. I would expect problems on the braking surface.
11-02-13, 01:18 PM
Is it possible to actually paint the rims.
Sand with VERY fine sandpaper, then prime with the proper primer, sand again, then paint the color of your choice.
11-02-13, 04:04 PM
Yes, follow the directions that Nightshade linked to. I have painted many rim, last set were white with red pinstripes. :rolleyes:
11-03-13, 05:06 AM
Thanks for the help. I now have another project on my hands.
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11-03-13, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the help. I now have another project on my hands.Is it chromed? If so, you might do a more durable job by just buying an aluminum rim or wheel or a painted steel one.
IMHO it is easier and more durable to change colors on a painted rim than to get paint to stick to chrome, but even if I'm wrong, maybe someone here will have some tips on the right way to paint chrome.
11-03-13, 03:13 PM
You may chip the paint when you change tires or fix flats, fyi.
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