halfass slap happy wheel painting

Anyone do it "right?"

What's the right way to paint some spokey wheels black. I see a red rim and I want it painted black

also, do you think it looks better A) all black, B) black hub and rim, chrome spokes & nips, or C) black spoke hub rim, unpainted spokenips.

My thoughts would be clean it, sand it lightly w fine grit, self-etching primer, enamel coat, enamel coat. maybe a top clear? maybe polishing after? I mean I'm not asking for people to say powdercoat cuz I couldn't do that myself and wouldn't spend that money and time. And I'm not looking for A+ top of the line money-spending weeks-dedicated showbike shit, i'm talkin to get like maybe a B- in wheelpainting with minimal effort.

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Usually you have to paint them in separate pieces if you want it to look right

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Just clean them decent . No rust type decent .

Check out caliper paint . It's likely the toughest paint I've seen in 50+ years and looks great .

Last wheels I did , I used regular old Rustoleum . After about 7 years they are starting to show just a shade of rustish color in the worst spots . The bike lives outside , uncovered , 24/7/365 .

And , consider painting the complete wheel , hub spokes /nipples and rim . All the same color . That actually looks pretty good .

If you think you want a little flash , pinstripe the rim .

Here's how I did my Simplex wheels :

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

Personally, I like the look of a painted rim and hub, unpainted spokes and nips

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> Anyone do it "right?"

>

> What's the right way to paint some spokey wheels black. I see a red rim

> and I want it painted black

>

> also, do you think it looks better A) all black, B) black hub and rim,

> chrome spokes & nips, or C) black spoke hub rim, unpainted spokenips.

>

> My thoughts would be clean it, sand it lightly w fine grit, self-etching

> primer, enamel coat, enamel coat. maybe a top clear? maybe polishing

> after? I mean I'm not asking for people to say powdercoat cuz I couldn't

> do that myself and wouldn't spend that money and time. And I'm not

> looking for A+ top of the line money-spending weeks-dedicated showbike

> shit, i'm talkin to get like maybe a B- in wheelpainting with minimal

> effort.

your spot on for the process. i would definitely clear coat them though, give it more durability and makes it easier to keep'em clean, no need to polish after.

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Pushrod Fifty /

Half pint can of rustoleum satin black and a few different size artists brushes. Thin the paint a little with mineral spirits and it will dry line-free. Paint after tire mounting.

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I like the rustoleum appliance paint. It has epoxy in it. Only comes in black white and almond. Super tough and doesn't recommend primer so I like that for rattle can.

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Wolf Wizard /

When you do clear, go for that shot they have online now, it’s a 2k clear with hardener in the can. Little pricey but worth it I used it on my bmw wheel

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When using 2k spray max a respirator is required. Or at least anything above your average paint mask.

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I've done this several ways and salvaged wheels that should have been thrown away. Submerged a wheel in washing soda solution and removed rust by electrolysis. Soaking in an oxalic acid solution might be better. Disassembled, sandblast, paint the rim and reassemble with new spokes. The old ones snapped when trying to tune. I've used the self-etching Rust-Oleum primer and paint. I like the appliance paint idea. Most still wobble a bit but are usable and I always free up and tune the spokes. I've noticed it's easier to tune them if you start with a rim that is true.

If you want it perfect, new rim, new spokes. That can get pricy though.(edited)

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> P D Wrote:

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> Just clean them decent . No rust type decent .

>

> Check out caliper paint . It's likely the toughest paint I've seen in

> 50+ years and looks great .

>

> Last wheels I did , I used regular old Rustoleum . After about 7 years

> they are starting to show just a shade of rustish color in the worst

> spots . The bike lives outside , uncovered , 24/7/365 .

>

> And , consider painting the complete wheel , hub spokes /nipples and rim

> . All the same color . That actually looks pretty good .

>

> If you think you want a little flash , pinstripe the rim .

>

> Here's how I did my Simplex wheels :

>

> https://i.postimg.cc/wxrx8gMV/HPIM1676-zpsf88bf84b.jpg

These look great!

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> Frank Bailey Wrote:

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> These look great!

Thanks , Frank . :)

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carl jepsen /

I used Rustoleum paint on my moped wheels 7 years ago, no primer, they have seen some very cold winters, very hot summers,,

Personally I wouldn't buy anything from Home Depot. Go to a paint store and tell them exactly what you have and how to prep and paint it, not wall paper not toilets not lumber but only paint.

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Why go to a paint store for Rustoleum?

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> Seth B Wrote:

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> Why go to a paint store for Rustoleum?

Maybe he has too much money ?

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Cheap and easy way.

Remove tires.

Clean real good with dawn dish soap. Dry fully.

Wrap masking tape around all the nipples at least an inch up from the wheel.

Put wheel on something like an old fork, or something so you can spin it.

Use Rust-Oleum 2x cover spray paint from home Depot for the color, and krylon automotive gloss clear coat spray paint also from HD.

Spin wheel and spray from one spot, (wheel moves, can doesn't. ) Spin wheel again and do the other side.

Repeat as many times as you want.

15 minutes after last color coat, spin wheel and spray clear coat. One thin coat, then as heavy as you want on repeat coats. Use half the can on one wheel, the rest on the other.

The spinning wheel action (usually) prevents drips, dries fast, covers completely, and keeps those goddamn bugs off.

Wait till completely dry, then take the tape off the nipples. Or, take it off early because you're impatient and you think it's "dry enough" and get fingerprints all over your new paint (they'll help prove the bike's yours if it gets stolen.)

It'll last a long time, like years, and looks factory, if done right.

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Pushrod Fifty /

Wait at least a day for another coat. I have had wrinkles in my paint jobs from not waiting long enough especially in cold or damp weather.

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Well I just did the wash and 1st coats last night, just hub and rim for now but i can always mask and touchup or do the spokes later if it looks like it needs it.

doap

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no groms no blasters /

Only paint your spoke nipples if they aren't all the same color.

Do you have a bench grinder? A wire wheel will make them sparkle

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yeah if u clear coat be really carefull that its the same brand and that u do it withing specified times, otherwise it'll crinkle and jack everthing up. same with the paint.

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Wolf Wizard /

> Daniel '' Wrote:

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> When using 2k spray max a respirator is required. Or at least anything

> above your average paint mask.

Oops. I did not know this haha I did paint mine outside though at night with bright lights and a fan blowing on them when not spraying (to keep bugs off)

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> no groms no blasters Wrote:

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> Only paint your spoke nipples if they aren't all the same color.

>

> Do you have a bench grinder? A wire wheel will make them sparkle

If they're chrome over brass, you'll have gold nipples.

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> baird co Wrote:

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> > no groms no blasters Wrote:

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> > Only paint your spoke nipples if they aren't all the same color.

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> >

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> > Do you have a bench grinder? A wire wheel will make them sparkle

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> If they're chrome over brass, you'll have gold nipples.

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Well I just went at it, buff paint paint clear. Came out decent, it was too cold and cured a lil slow and I got a few drops but we will see how it lasts. I can easily touch up later. I didn't paint the spoke but itd be easy enough to mask and paint em later not that all the details on the hub and rim.

Spokes already kinda brassy color

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