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MikeScoot

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Stripped wheels
« on: February 16, 2020, 09:02:31 PM »
Has anyone here stripped the paint from their wheels? I'm wondering what it might look like.
Opinions and/or photos would be greatly appreciated..
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 02:08:17 AM »
Are you planning to run them as bare metal, or are you planning to paint them?  Colored wheels seems to be in vogue these days.  There is nothing wrong with bare metal wheels.   8)
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 02:52:10 AM »

I was toying with the idea of running the ladies stark staring NAKED, albeit slightly polished, and wanted a bit of feedback as to potential pitfalls or glamourous virtue of doing so.
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 07:03:16 AM »
Corrosion? You can polish the finished surfaces but the cast portions are another matter. Clear coat would look ok for a while.
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 09:01:09 AM »
Do they do a clear powder coat. That would take care of the corrosion issue and look bare metal.

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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 01:12:11 PM »
Corrosion? You can polish the finished surfaces but the cast portions are another matter. Clear coat would look ok for a while.
Yes, the risk of corrosion in such critical parts is a pretty big minus.
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 01:18:13 PM »
Do they do a clear powder coat. That would take care of the corrosion issue and look bare metal.
Not sure. I'll be passing a powder coater tomrrow and will stop and ask.
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 04:37:15 AM »
Yes, you can get good clear powders.

https://www.prismaticpowders.com/ has at least six different clears to choose from, including one that glows in the dark 

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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 04:51:59 AM »
lololol In the dark? How the heck would a fella hide from the law with a bike that glowed in the dark?  lolololololol
(not that I've ever had to do anything like that - much)
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Re: Stripped wheels
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 10:43:23 AM »
I think it would depend on the color of the bike. Bare wheels would contrast against the fork lowers on the front but maybe lost with the silver swingarm in the rear. Maybe bare wheels with black lowers and black swing-arm/final would look good.
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