Painting Rims? Brisbane

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  1. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    Hi Guy's
    I bought a motard setup for my KTM yesterday, they need a re paint, as they have been given a touch up but need a refresh, i am at redcliffe does anyone know someone close thats good with this type of work?
    here is the pics of the setup.
    I have cleaned them since this photo :p
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    this is a pic on the bike they came from, mine is also a 525exc, what colour do you think i go? some say orange and some say black.
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    i like old Honda wheels :p

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    soon as i saw em i had to have em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. drikko

    drikko Been here awhile

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  3. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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  4. Gimme 2

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    Aint easy painting rims and getting them right . but i did mine and they're fine for the race track.
    consider powder coating or anodising if you want aeasy to clean and great look.
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  5. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    yeah the link above is awesome, they were painted prior to touch up, but i ended up stripping them back alittle to check em outs,
    i think i will suss out the powder coating option, colours and prices look great :)

    cant wait to get them on the bike
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  6. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    Depends on how much you want to spend, how good you want it to look, and how much you want to take care of it.. You can get them sandblasted and powdercoated, or sandblasted and two packed. If they are already powder coated it will take a bit of blasting to get it off. You could hit them with some good automotive paintstripper if you want to save some money. It will need a few goes, but will cut down on your sandblasting costs. If they need a repaint because they're scratched up fair enough, if it's just dull you can always polish it up

    If money is no object there are some finnishes you can buy that they use on jet aircrafts that will hold up better than anything.


    If it was me, I would sand them and hit them $15 epoxy enamel out of a spray can. . No one can see them when they're spinning and it's cheap and easy to repaint every time the tyre levers scratch them. If they were bad I would strip them and give them a full spray can hit. But that's just me, I have gone through the whole chrome, powdercoat and whatever else over the years. I ride in all weather, park my bike in a carport and keep them for a long time. So eventually everything flakes, peels, and rusts off. QLD weather is harsh on finnishes over time.
    I have spraying equipement and a shelf full of custom paints and I end up painting everything in rattle cans these days. K&H epoxy enamel was really good with a finnish that looked just like powdercoat, but the factory burnt down. Apparently Motospray is equivalent but I haven't used it. Killrust and White knight epoxy enamel is good. I have used White Knight satin black on crashbars with great results. Takes a few months to harden though. Been using Cold Gal as well as it looks a lot like sandblasted alloy and holds up good. Did my mirrors in it after I noticed the touch up on my gate had held up for ten years. I have been slowly repainting all the chrome on my commuter Harley with rattle paint. You probably don't want to go this route, but I thought I would throw it in for anyone else that may need the info.

    If your painting alloy or bare steel I use Penetrol as a base coat. This will make the paint adhere better but it will also stop corrosion creeping under the paint. Often a problem with powdercoat or anything else on alloy. Look at the conventional forks on any bike that's a few years old. Most are powder coated in clear or silver and it doesn't last.

    Depending on what you decide, any powdercoater can blast and powdercoat them, but the larger portion of the charge will be for blasting them. Most spraypainters can two pack them, bike painters will be more accommodating than some panel shops. But you will probably have to blast or strip them yourself.
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  7. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    some good advice there matey


    thanks

    i have access to a sandblaster, through a friend so that should cut down a cost :)

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  8. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Google plasti dip .

    Alot of folk do there alloy wheels with it and it can be eaily peeled off
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  9. B1

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    same here, ray. an expensive finish will just get chipped and scratched over time. with normal spraypaint you can just sandpaper scratches and touch up easily. if you keep them black, you can even spray the rim edges while the tyre is on the rim, just spin, aim the can carefully and just slightly press and get a thin spray coming out to avoid painting the tyre.

    did this with my own set on the ktm 525exc years ago, had a ball with the same type of motard wheels you have. :D

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    personally i'd stay with black, then if you want to add a bit of colour just get the ktm rim stickers off ebay from the UK for $10.

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  10. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    The cabinet sandblasters usually don't have enough ooomph to get powder coating off and you'll be there for days. The powdercoaters usually have a shipping container with a 3 phase compressor and a large blasting unit that rips into it. If you go the cabinet route, best to hit it with paintstripper first a few times, even nail it with a pressure washer and then tidy up the stubborn bits in a sandblaster cabinet. Some quarry's do cheap sandblasting as well. Be wary of what they use, I had a frame done with lead shot once, hammered the metal pretty bad.
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  11. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    thanks boys

    yeah i seen ya pic before, and do love the older honda rims sexy as, omg gimmie link to them stickers, i couldnt find them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i think i might go the paint route, i want something thats easy and like u guys said if it does peel and or come orf, not going to cost me a motza to fix :)


    cant wait to get them on, got the XR250r all set up for the tracks and rego now it came up hot as (Thanks to ma matey Tim for the electrical work etc) XR came up a treat, just waiting for the horn and then rego time
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    loving it :clap
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    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  13. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    wow awesome,
    how long ago? i do love the finish, and does it wear well? my bike will be ridden alot


    looks gr8

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  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Painting was done last year for the build, but bike was put on the road only a few weeks ago. Have a look at the build thread link in my sig. line
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    just slap "ktm rim stickers" into the ebay seach engine and you should get at least 45 ads and different types coming up.
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  16. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    decided after all the gr8 advise to go with the Sandblasting and then the 2pack, just got them back from the blasters, they came up a treat and cheap as chups, will organise the paint in the next day or so, thanks to all those that helped out, and rim stickers ordered Barry :)

    Front and Rear
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    Rear
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    Looking forward to getting them on!

    think its got a 44 rear sprocket and a 14 front? good combo guy's?
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  17. drikko

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    Have fun getting the paint out of the threads and bearing surfaces! You didn't have any masking tape?
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    He has done 3 frames for me. Highly recommended.

    John Olive
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