I really want to spray my WR450 wheels black ?
Posted January 02, 2013 - 07:03 PM
I was looking at some bikes today at my local yami dealer and i really like the wr's and yz's with black rims.
I've got the standard silver on my WR450 and I want to find out if anyone out there has managed to successfuly spray or paint there
silver rims black ??
If so how did you do it ?
Any pics would be great !
Posted January 02, 2013 - 07:09 PM
Posted January 02, 2013 - 07:24 PM
I suspect there might be some chipping through normal wear and tire changes, but whatever you have painted can be touched up or repainted as needed. If you decide you don't like it after all you can always erase it with paint remover.
Plastic parts might be maddening though.
Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:05 PM
never done it but i think it would just chip off and not last long at all. you can buy warp 9 rims for around $100 what ever color you want or send yours for powder coat or anodizing will last longer.
yeah i might try and see how much powder coating will cost here in Sydney. The rims for $100 will not possible in Australia
You guys get cheaper prices due to more supply. Stuff here costs a bucket load more.
Posted January 03, 2013 - 09:39 AM
But if you want to try some DIY things you may find something that's quick and cheap that you can touch up easily. I would look at machine shop "layout fluid" or "stencil ink". I don't know exactly what they are or how they're used, but found them at Grainger's site. The layout fluid comes in blue & red, I didn't see black. The stencil ink comes in black.
I'd think you want a thin dye like coating that doesn't leave brush strokes or chip like paint. I tried using a "Sharpie" permanent marker once, but it would rub off. You'll definitely have to super clean the surface to even have a chance for anything to halfway stick. I don't know what's the best solvent to clean them with, maybe laquer thinner?
Posted January 03, 2013 - 11:00 AM
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Posted January 03, 2013 - 06:00 PM
Anodizing? Stays, but fades, and scratches easily.
Powder coating? Stays, then chips.
All form without function has a price.
Posted January 06, 2013 - 03:50 PM
then shoot them.lol
Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:19 PM
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Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:02 AM
I painted my rims just for fun as I need to get new rims anyway in the near future (when cash is available) I just taped the spokes and the valves, deflated the tyre a little and stuck a bunch of business cards overlapping in between the tyre and rim. I used VHT Wheel paint in gloss black. After about 10 rides in rocks, mud, sand, grass etc there hasn't been a chip or flake. If you want I can upload a pic?
Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:04 AM
it cures rock hard and remains flexible,
Posted January 24, 2013 - 08:23 PM