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Old 03-21-05, 03:04 PM   #1
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Spray Painting a rim?

I'm building a beater ss, and while im normally not fussy about looks, I wanted to keep this bike mostley flat black. I've got a Rhyno Lite lying around in siilver, being laced to a DT hugi hub, and was curious, if I spray painted the rim flat black(2coats), would I weaken the rim or wheel at all?

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Old 03-21-05, 03:05 PM   #2
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BTW - will be using DT brass nipples and spokes
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Nah, unless your using some mutant bizzaro paint that attacks aluminum or steel,whichever as the case may be for them rims.

Krylon would be a safe inexpensive bet I'd say.
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Paint the rim before it gets laced.
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And mask off the braking surfaces if you're gonna run rim brakes.
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Old 03-21-05, 04:14 PM   #6
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it will make them heavier though, and rotational mass is the killer
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Old 03-21-05, 04:29 PM   #7
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it will make them heavier though, and rotational mass is the killer
The whole 10 grams
Yes it will work. If you want all black you can buy black nipples+spokes
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don't underestimate the weight of paint. My first surfboard was obviously badly sunburned and the guy who sold it spray painted it white again (difficult to beleive I know) but the thing weighed an absolute ton, and before you get into the difference in size between rims and surfboards, I am aware of the discrpancy. Just thought it might be another consideration that's all.

And it would be a lot more than 10 grams for a few coats over 2 rims
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well i doubt hes using heavy paint here. I mean if hes jus using spray paint, thats light stuff. Plus its a beater anyways
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yeah true dat. just thought it might be worth considering.... it makes me laugh every time I remember that surfboard. I couldnt even pick it up let alone paddle it.... Idiot
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Did he use battleship paint or something?
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I dunno what it was but I reckon it was about 10kg. Surfs like a dog too - I still have it
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Do dogs surf well?
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Yes! My wife has a Papillon (Continental Toy Spaniel) and he body surfs quite well. We have a beach nearby just for dogs, and he enjoys it quite a bit. I'll have to dig up a photo for you non-believers. And in order to not be a total thread hijacker, I'll add that black Rhynolites look great with black spokes, black nipples, and black sidewalls. Although I don't know about the do it yourself paint job. Worth a try.
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If your rims are aluminum, you could try black anodizing. Or, you could use black chrome for steel rims. You'll get a very professional look that'll last long after paint chips and cracks. But the spray paint is quite a bit cheaper. Good luck.
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If your rims are aluminum, you could try black anodizing. Or, you could use black chrome for steel rims. You'll get a very professional look that'll last long after paint chips and cracks. But the spray paint is quite a bit cheaper. Good luck.
Black anodizing would cost more than buying a new rim, by the time the rim is prepared (it is likely already clear anodized, which would have to be removed) and masked and dipped. I am assuming Byron is trying to reuse an old rim to save a few bucks.

In response to Byron, no it will not weaken your rim. Just make sure that the rim is very clean before painting. Use a solvent like mineral spirits or acetone to remove any traces of grease. A slight amount of sanding with fine or extra fine sandpaper would help the paint adhere better and longer. For the first coat, I'd recommend using a flat black primer such as Krylon, Rustoleum, or a Duplicolor (auto primer).
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hehe, there are quite a few people in Hawaii to take their dogs out to the beach and go tandem surfing w/them. It's a cute sight to see
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hehe, there are quite a few people in Hawaii to take their dogs out to the beach and go tandem surfing w/them. It's a cute sight to see
Ha! That's hillarious! I guess it would have to be a pretty small dog, as I'm assuming it rides on the front of the board? If you happen to have any pictures...
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