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Post by confish86 » 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

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Re: Rims

Post by am3098 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:50 pm

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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Re: Rims

Post by newday777 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:37 am

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.
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Re: Rims

Post by keithg64 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:18 pm

I powdered coated my rims this last fall. Semi gloss black

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