Clear coating polished rims


6 replies to this topic
  • Smegol

Posted September 03, 2004 - 09:53 PM

#1

Hey,

For some reason I decided to give my dull rims a polish (long story) and am now stuck with some very chromed rims which actually look pretty good. However I don't want to have to keep polishing them to hold the mirror like finish so I was wondering if anyone knows of a type of clear coat that would be tough enough to resist the scratches and abuse that a rim must endure? So far i've just tried some cheap automotive clear coat which was useless. I could peel the stuff off like glad-wrap. Any ideas on what would be suitable?

Thanks.

  • 426_Texan

Posted September 04, 2004 - 04:25 AM

#2

For any kind of paint or clear to stick, the surface has to be scuffed up. It simply will NOT stick to a slick surface.

  • SureBlue

Posted September 04, 2004 - 06:55 AM

#3

Right, and no way is any coating gonna last on rims; sand and stones eat it up in a second (unless it is a showroom bike) :thumbsup:

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  • Jeffro426

Posted September 04, 2004 - 07:16 AM

#4

Zoop Seal

A friend of mine is in the hotrod business and swears by this stuff...its a little expensive, but a little goes a long way, especially for a motorcycle rim. Some of his polished aluminum rims hes put the stuff on havent been touched in a couple years and they still look like the day they were polished.

  • chrome-crf

Posted September 04, 2004 - 10:24 AM

#5

You can have the rims powdercoated clear which will be very durable. I did my clutch cover and it turned out great and is still like a mirror finish. My boots can't even scratch it up.
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  • 426_Texan

Posted September 04, 2004 - 11:39 AM

#6

I wasn't aware there was clear powder coat !
That's cool :thumbsup:

Nice bike BTW :devil:

  • yz426onNOS

Posted September 05, 2004 - 04:05 PM

#7

Zoop Seal

A friend of mine is in the hotrod business and swears by this stuff...its a little expensive, but a little goes a long way, especially for a motorcycle rim. Some of his polished aluminum rims hes put the stuff on havent been touched in a couple years and they still look like the day they were polished.


I totally forgot about that stuff till this post. That stuff is the shiznit! :thumbsup:





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