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Old 12-23-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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Fixing your wheels

Hey everyone if anyone is interested in how to fix up scuffed chipped or damaged wheels that are not cracked bent of totaled let me know I just finished my front wheel that had some bad curb damage from me getting to close to a gutter wall while riding it cost me about $50 and a weekends worth of work and it looks amazing
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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First I used paint remover that thick nasty stuff after that I cleaned it with degreaser then sanded down all the sharp metal edges caused by the curb then I used auto motive bondo on the effected areas once it dried I sanded it level with the rest of the wheel and cleaned it again after that I used a heave spray filler put on a few coats until it was even surfaced all over then sanded it with 1000-2000 grit paper goin up from a 1000 until the lines were gone then one dusted layer of darker primer two coats of gloss black paint then 3 coats of glossifier all was done with spray cans it looks good as for pics idk how to put them in a reply but I put one of the wheel finished on my page in an album

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Old 12-31-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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If anyone want to learn how to do this step by step I'm going to be doing my rear wheel here in the next couple of weeks the front one came out great it's supper easy and cheap to do just let me know or I might make a video or something idk yet but anyone is welcome I took the wheel to be balanced at Wild West honda and it was balanced so it didn't need any weights to it and they didn't charge me anything which was nice of them they are very helpful and always help me with the things I need so if anyone Is interested let me know
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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It sounds like an interesting task to learn. I learned bonding and paint last year. However, rim repair companies usually charge $100/wheel for that same service on automotive rims. I've never checked bike rims, but I'm assuming it can't be anymore and possibly a little less.
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It sounds like an interesting task to learn. I learned bonding and paint last year. However, rim repair companies usually charge $100/wheel for that same service on automotive rims. I've never checked bike rims, but I'm assuming it can't be anymore and possibly a little less.
The places around here I went to were charging like 200+ for car rims and 300+ for motorcycle cause most are two sided but I did my front one for 50 and that was with me buying extras that I can reuses the paint and fillers and papers only cost me 35 the rest where masks gloves PVC pipes and a plastic squeegee for decals I made a tire holder out of the PVC pipes so I could rotate the tire in the air off the ground while I painted
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Good deal man. Sounds tedious as , but I'd do it myself too for those prices. The only downside is that you can't powder coat the wheels.
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