Wheel colour

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Dazza2910
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Wheel colour

Post by Dazza2910 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:08 am

So the wheels are off and will be getting painted at my work. The big dilemma however, what colour.....

The bike is black. My current thinking is gold, but I'm open to ideas.....



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Re: Wheel colour

Post by fabiostar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 pm

if the bikes black, pretty much most folk would go gold.... rip the ass out of it and go for a mad fluro colour in yellow or orange. :thumbup:
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by freeridenick » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:40 pm

White.

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Re: Wheel colour

Post by Dazza2910 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Had an ex World Supersport CBR600 track bike that was black with gold wheels when I got it. Quite liked that.

Had thought of mad fluro colour but I'm aware that at some point I may want to sell it! Also, my work will probably use paint left over from another job, and none of the cars we do are fluorescent!

Should have said white is never gonna happen. To much of a pain in the butt to clean!

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Re: Wheel colour

Post by AMCQ46 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:00 pm

gloss black
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by grumpyfrog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:47 pm

Gloss black, red rims.Image

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Re: Wheel colour

Post by kenmoore » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:14 pm

White, there I said it.

Not too much of a pain if you keep on top of keeping them clean.
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by Duffy1964 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:29 pm

I recon gloss black with red or yellow rim tape to match tank decals


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Re: Wheel colour

Post by agentpineapple » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 pm

metallic gunmetal grey, hides the dirt :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by tony.mon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:34 pm

If you're going for gold, make sure it matches the other gold items on your bike, Ohlins forks, rear sets, calipers etc.
Nothing worse than lots of different golds.

Yellow goes well with black, orange also zings.
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by Dazza2910 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:13 am

Good point about the gold. Turns out there was not enough gold leftover from previous jobs to to the wheels anyway. All the colours they did have I didn't fancy. So going for black with the rim red instead of using rim tape afterwards.

Front isn't so bad, but rear is flaking off everytime you go near it!ImageImage

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Re: Wheel colour

Post by tony.mon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:45 pm

Next time, use a security chain with a soft cover on the links..... :lol:
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by Dazza2910 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:49 pm

Painting done. Yet to decide if I can be bothered doing the rim tape...Image

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Re: Wheel colour

Post by grumpyfrog » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:28 am

Looking nice there, I may he wrong, and I am sure someone will say so, but I can remember another thread mentioned that you need to have no paint where the break discs sit on the wheel... or something like that.

Your getting there :thumbup:
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Re: Wheel colour

Post by MacV2 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 am

grumpyfrog wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:28 am
Looking nice there, I may he wrong, and I am sure someone will say so, but I can remember another thread mentioned that you need to have no paint where the break discs sit on the wheel... or something like that.

Your getting there :thumbup:
Your not wrong Grumpy... The disc mating surfaces SHOULD be unpainted...Scrape it off & clean as much as poss...
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