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Can anyone suggest a shop to have my wheels painted that won't cost $300 to $400. Seems really steep for just painting a set of wheels.

I have been told by a number of shops I can't powdercoat because they are magnesium.
 

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give Borderline a call. his banner pops up on the site here.
 

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prep them well and do 4 decent coats then some clear coat and your golden. i've painted several rims like that. it chips when pulling my locking chain across it but a little care and it'll look good for years to come.
 

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last time I painted it with that appliance paint. it worked ok but not really as hard as I would have wanted. I didn't clear coat so that could have been my problem.

what paint did you use?

it's going from black to white so will I need to prime it first since it's hard to cover over the black?
 

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i painted the stock black rims on my Gixxer white but all i did was clean the surface well to get rid of any grease or oil then 4 coats of white and 3 coats of clear and its all good. i used to re-coat my old Gixxers rims every couple of years but i never used clear so they'd stain. using the clear this time round took care of that. Krylon is the best for getting good coverage and finish.
 

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thanks.
if I can't find an affordable painter then I will do it myself again.
 

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hi my friend was going to get his car rims powdercoated and they told him $30 a rim as long as u have the rite off if u want gt back to me and ill get u the number and if u want the better power price goes up but i dunno how much--- p.s why dont u paint them yourself it should be easy
 

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I paint rims....however I can only offer one colour: white...
 
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I'ld say try 'Greens'. After they straightened my wheel, I had the option of them re-painting or not, think it was $100 -> $150 extra.
 

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I paint rims....however I can only offer one colour: white...
white is what I am after.

If I get someone to do it, I want the old paint stripped off and have the rims resealed.
if I do it my self I was going to just paint over the old color.

have you work with Magnesium rims before?
 

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white is what I am after.

If I get someone to do it, I want the old paint stripped off and have the rims resealed.
if I do it my self I was going to just paint over the old color.

have you work with Magnesium rims before?
He wont paint your rim, you probably not his type
 

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your rims are mag? what do you ride? Ducati?

you sure you're painting yourself instead of spending that money which won't fuck any shit up?
 

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It's a NSR. The SP version comes with Mag/aluminium wheels.
the paint job for the wheels are worth almost as much as the bike.
 
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