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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Possible To Paint Aluminum Rims Black?

I'm 14 years old and my father bout a Kawasaki Ninja Ex 250 he didnt like it and as he saw that i knew how to ride he happily gave it to me and bought himself a Suzuki Hayabusa, well i want to make my bike "custom" i want to paint the rims black but my dad said that the paint will just come off is there any way that i paint them black WITHOUT buying a new pair of rims?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 03:32 AM
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get them powder coated
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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dupli color makes rim paint now. I think it's 8 bucks at the auto parts
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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I'm 14 years old and my father bout a Kawasaki Ninja Ex 250 he didnt like it and as he saw that i knew how to ride he happily gave it to me and bought himself a Suzuki Hayabusa, well i want to make my bike "custom" i want to paint the rims black but my dad said that the paint will just come off is there any way that i paint them black WITHOUT buying a new pair of rims?

start by sanding them first with some fine sand paper like 320 grit, clean throughly with some solvant, apply two coats of self etching primer, which you can get from automotive paint stores, make sure it is for aluminum. apply two or three coats of paint, don't forget to sand between each coat. use 400 and 600 grit paper. then finish off by spraying couple of coats of clear finish. If you take your time and not rush things, allow each coat to dry before sanding, and clean all dust, you should get very good result. By the way as you are only 14, ask your father or an older brother to help you, most automotive paints are toxic, and if they are in a arosal can, you will not be able to buy them in most states
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