painting tips

I have a 2000 Tomos LX (kickstart). The gold paint on it has some chips in it and has a dull worm down color to it, what type of paint do I need to use to restore the golden color that was originally painted on to the wheels?


Re: painting tips

Charles Cole (OFMC) /

The good news is, it's possible. The bad news is it won't be nearly as simple as you think. Good paint jobs take more prep than you would believe, especially on something like a wheel. They came powder coated fresh from mfr, so that would probably be your best option. Still not cheap, though. If you could live with the chips, then clean them REALLY well and clear coat to get back the shine. I can't say I'm a huge fan of powder coating, for everything, but wheels are one of the exceptions.

Re: painting tips

EH 📣FCC of the QCB /

Ya so much work! Prep is everything! I have been getting good results with really cleaning them well and sanding forever then cleaning them again then hitting them with 2-3 coats of primer. Then hitting them with 3-5 coats of color. Then if you want them to be gas resistant hit them with 2-3 coats of automotive clear. Every time I do this I think gosh $180 at the powder coated would have been easier. But if you have more time than money DIY is the way to go.

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