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painting rear sprocket

Just got a new rear 44 tooth, it silver want to paint it black, do you need to prime it or can you just put black paint straight on, going to paint shop what should i ask for?
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Hi Phil,

A primer job before the black will give you a better finish. Just cost more.

I think a couple of black spray coats would be cheaper. If you really want the paint to bite in, sandpaper it a bit before the first coat . Paint from a good spray can would do the job.

I think you would be changing your sprocket quick because you ride and race a lot


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Steel or aluminum?
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Humm, good question. Cheers and Thanks, Invader.
If aluminum, probably needs a primer.

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Hi Phil,

Just asked 2 bike shops.
Both advised to get a flat matt black high temperature metal can spray and spray it. No need for any primer but to first clean the surface well. Give it a couple of coats after each coat has dried nicely.


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