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Old 11-15-07, 08:53 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-15-07, 09:21 AM   #2
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Are they so scratched that you couldn't fix this atrocity with a Sharpie?
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Are they so scratched that you couldn't fix this atrocity with a Sharpie?
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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 gun 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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