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    Spray Painting Wheel Spokes

    I have a black wheel and spokes, most of the front wheel spokes are scratch up. Does anybody tried spray painting them or opt to just replacing all of them ? I have the mavic ssc sl wheel.

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    Are they so scratched that you couldn't fix this atrocity with a Sharpie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua A.C. New View Post
    Are they so scratched that you couldn't fix this atrocity with a Sharpie?
    +1
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    All of the spokes in the front are - I will take some pictures so you guys get an idea. I might try that sharpie thing later when I get home.

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    If your spokes are that scratched, they may very well be damaged and in need of replacement.

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    or get a black paint pen works abit better than a sharpie would

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    Black SSC SLs scratch easily - it's very unlikely they're damaged. I have experimented with spraying standard steel spokes (SLs are aluminum) and it looked terrible. I suggest you just live with it or buy new spokes, although that would be a little expensive for a cosmetic detail like spoke color......

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    I tried the sharpie thing today - lets see how long that thing will last. Front wheel spokes are all scratched up. Does anybody know how much will it cost to replace a whole new set of spokes for the front ?

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    I have NEVER been a fan of black spokes OR rims because they end up looking like crap.
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    If the sharpie doesn't work, and you can't live with it, spray it with some BBQ black paint.
    It adheres to metal better. Baking it on with a heat lamp or heat *** will make it stick better.

    +1, I avoid black spokes and stick with SS finish.

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    I have actually spray-painted spokes while they're on the wheel. It came out looking great, though it took a lot of paint and a lot of work to get the coverage even. They do scratch very, very easily though. Touch up isn't too bad once you have spokes that match.

    Overall, I wouldn't recommend it.. just too much trouble.
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