Rims


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confish86
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Rims

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Paint or powder coat rims ? On my 09 , my rims are looking dated + would like to change the color from stock , bike is like a Ruby / maroon color


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am3098
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I personally like the look of the polished aluminum, but if I had to choose between paint and powder coat, I'd definitely do powder coat, it's much more durable than paint. Most everyone I've ever talked to that did their rims,they powder coated them.
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newday777
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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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Polished aluminum looks great but is lots of work to keep it 'polished' especially to bring it back.
I went to powder coat a few years ago and it is a breeze to clean.
My 08 Cabernet Red with flat black wheels.
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keithg64
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I powdered coated my rims this last fall. Semi gloss black
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Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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confish86 wrote: Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:38 pm Paint or powder coat rims ? On my 09 , my rims are looking dated + would like to change the color from stock , bike is like a Ruby / maroon color
Well, what have you decided??? Or done???


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