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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of using DupliColor to paint my rims

Anyone have any experiance with DupliColor? Pros, Cons Discuss....

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painting rims requires very tough and durable paint...from experience, powdercoating is the way to go because your rims will be continuously pelted with rocks, bugs, and other debris. They will also constantly be covered with a layer of brake dust.

You will need to scour the rims quite thoroughly and lay down a nice sticky primer for the base coats. I would lay the paint on quite thick and finish off with a think clear coat...be prepared to have to touch up occasionally.

Or, you could just find someone that wants to trade rims...like I'm trying to do. If anyone wants a set of perfect Silver rims, let me know!
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Engine enamel rattle can works well as is durable, whithstands heat. so does 2 pack if you've got the gear.

Just key and throroughly degrease with some 400 grit or so, I've done various wheels that have lasted for years with no chips. With the advantage you can touch up easily if you or the fitter chips when changing tyres.


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another good feature of the enamel paint is that it goes on nice and thick, you don't have to be as anal with layering as you would with other paint.
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I've done the rattle can jobs with good results but, I just checked on local powdercoat prices on FJR wheels, $200.00. I'm going that route on this bike.

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