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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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powdercoating or painting spokes

After hours of searching for new wheel ideas, I ran across an image of an expensive set of black spoke rims. It made me think...has anyone ever powdercoated or painted their spokes? Is it easy or is there a lot of prep work? Can it be done with the tires on? I have a midnight custom so it already has a good bit more black on than most. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 08:30 PM
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For sure the tire would have to come off. I work at a shop that we do send out stuff to be powder coated, there is prep work to the raw aluminum.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 03:33 AM
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Might be easier to just buy black spokes... they must be out there somewhere

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 08:46 AM
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I had my wheels powder coated. The wheel was still assembled (tire removed of course). Originally I wanted red spokes with a black wheel rim. A local place (woody's wheels) wanted almost $600 a wheel to tear them down, powder coat new spokes red/rim black and reassemble. So for $100 a wheel I had the wheels powder coated as 1 piece and figured I should never have to tighten spokes on these wheels......lol Bottom line is anything can be done, just depends on how deep your wallet is.

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