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    how would you go about repainting a bike rim?

    and are there any pics of custom painted wheels on this site?

    thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilrider
    and are there any pics of custom painted wheels on this site?

    thnx
    Wouldn't.
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    Spin composite wheels look kool painted!

    I can post some pics next week when I'm back in town.

    Otherwise, I just paint rims the same way I paint fenders.
    Make fixture, blast or hand sand, primer, color(s), clear.
    Relace, ride, ENJOY!

    Check the "sticky" in C&V "Framepainters".
    Or search the Forums for "painting".
    If that doesn't help, PM with any questions.

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    You could pick up a nice set of wheels, rims, tires, and tubes, for around 100 or less. Search eBay for vuelta...

    http://www.bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BK...nd%20Wheelsets


    like the coolest looking rim, balanced, strong, and it's just cool.


    As far as painting, I'd powder coat. Painted rim look does not catch your eye, and it's easy to scratch or strip with your brakes.

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    They're hard to find but Weinmann makes a Deep V knockoff that's supposeably lighter that comes in silver, white, black, red, and blue that sells for about half the price.

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    thanks guys!

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    unless its a coaster wheel i suggest you look into powdercoating
    riding and pimpin again

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    There was just a thread with some painted rims a couple of days ago:

    Track bikes in Tokyo (picture heavy)

    Some are cool....others are..uh...an aquired taste I suppose. )

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    NEVER USE BRAKES WITH POWDERCOAT. (you'll waste a hundred bucks, I've seen it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astronomical
    NEVER USE BRAKES WITH POWDERCOAT. (you'll waste a hundred bucks, I've seen it)
    most people i know that got coated rims use mag brake pads i myself use them as well no scuffs or scratches
    riding and pimpin again

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