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Got bored so I painted the wheels gold using rubber paint, still at the curing stage at the moment but I'll post up pics tomorrow. If it looks good then I'll be getting them powder coated if not then I'll be doing a lot of peeling.
 

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Yep.... thats a winner in my book.
 
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Didn't think that would work when read the first post.... how wrong was I, they look sweet :)
 

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Yep.... thats a winner in my book.
Didn't think that would work when read the first post.... how wrong was I, they look sweet :)
Thanks for the comments guys. I only painted them because (a) I couldn't
get the colour right on photoshop so I thought it would be easier to test by painting them and (b) I've always wanted gold wheels but never had the right bike for it. When I've got a few days spare I'm going to try something with the fairing which did look really good in photoshop.
 

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Yeah I was thinking the gold renthal bar might be a good addition.
I wonder if the holes on the bar would line up ok if I bought direct from Renthal.
 

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Ackack: The gold wheels look good, but some anodized wheels would match the forks.

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Unfortunately my budget doesn't stretch to that. Bloody nice though, I'm sure the powder coat could match the colour of the forks.

Well done! is the surface nice and smooth? Won't they peel somewhat during the riding season?
It's relatively smooth and it's good for high speeds, not that I've tried ;)
It's similar to plastidip. You can coat just about anything with it safely as it's a mechanical grip and not a chemical grip. There are videos on YouTube of Ferraris and other high performance cars getting coated in plastidip.
 

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These gold wheels go well with the bike. If possible match the color with the fork.
 

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Like the color, does match very nice with forks.

Great bike :)
 

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Yeah I was thinking the gold renthal bar might be a good addition.
I wonder if the holes on the bar would line up ok if I bought direct from Renthal.
I bought some Renthals for my B-King, there were no holes I had to drill my own.
 

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Looks great. Can u tell us about the process? Did u pull off the wheels and remove the disks n sprocket? Is this paint available still auto supply ?
 

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Looks great. Can u tell us about the process? Did u pull off the wheels and remove the disks n sprocket? Is this paint available still auto supply ?
Hi redGSXS yeah I took the wheels off and removed the sprocket and carrier and the cush drive rubbers plus the wheel speed sensor and the rear disc, on the front I removed wheel speed sensor and brake discs so I was left with tyre wheel and bearings.
I masked the mounting holes for brake discs and wheel speed sensors and covered the bearings and blocked off the axle hole.

I went for the overspray method which included painting the tyre, I used about 3 cans per wheel (400ml per can) but if I was going for the permanent look I would have used 4 front and 5 rear. It's really hard to get overspray using this stuff and you can spray in short bursts or long bursts. I practiced on my tool box but it's quite forgiving.

I can clean them using normal cleaning solutions and I use WD40 on the rear to remove excess chain fling on the rear and then soapy water to remove brake dust. I do have some pictures of the wheels during the curing process and I'll post them in the morning when I'm on the pc.
 
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