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Old 04-11-2010, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My R6 rims are in need of some attention. I really would like to powder coat them black however Im having trouble finding someone here on Maui that can do it. Im sure Oahu would have a place or two that can do the job however I don't want the added expense of shipping them. At any rate can someone please tell me the best way to strip, prep and paint my rims. Do they need to be primed and what type of paint would be the best? I hate half a$$ing things, I just can't find the powder coating right now...
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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make sure all bearings and hubs are sealed. the right way to prep them would be to sand them down in stages. start with a lower grit sand paper then get lighter and lighter till your in the 1000's next wet sand and wash the rims. then select the suggested primer for the type of paint youre using. spray in layer, dust the rim lightly several times to make sure the finish is even THEN bake them on low heat in the oven at about 150- 200 degrees. for about 20-30 min. make sure to keep an eye on paint. a blow dryer or heat gun will help if the wife wont let you bake in the oven
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The girlfriend will let me bake em in the oven...
The wifes a little uptight.
Sounds like maybe a power tool is called for..
Gee the girlfriend is more fun with those too..
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