Powdercoating R1150GS rims

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by jaak, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. jaak

    jaak Adventurer

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    Hi guys,

    I have the tires from a 2001 R1150gs appart to get them powdercoated and relaced with new spokes.
    As far as I can tell the rims are anodizes.
    My question is whether you would get them beadblasted before coating or just a wash with solvent will do?
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  2. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    I believe oven cleaner will remove it.
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  3. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Soda or bead blast. If you are taking them to a powdercoat shop to have them done, they will tell you what needs to be done.
    Thay may do it over the annodizing.
    I had a boat wakeboard tower that was powder coated black RE-powder coated in white right over the old powdercoat...no issues after 6 years with chipping or peeling anywhere. Sold the boat last year and the new owner just emailed me a week ago saying he loved it and it was all still in great shape.
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