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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Spoke painting   Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:04 am

Hi all,
Something I am thinking of doing over the winter is dropping both wheels off to spruce them up a bit, my plan is to mask the chrome rims off and spray paint the spokes and hub with silver plasticote paint, has anyone painted there spokes this way or do you know of any issues regarding my idea??

Cheers,

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:09 pm

Haven't tried however would love to paint mine to match colour of whatever paint job I'll go for.

The issue I see for myself straight away is getting these damn spokes clean before painting, especially in places where they cross over and touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:03 pm

OK so off came the front wheel today for a good wash in soapy water to get rid of any crud and grease.
Dried it in front of a hot air blower and then masked the rim and the centre ready for spraying......took flippin ages to mask round the spokes !!!!

Now sprayed silver and back on the bike.
This is a pic of the spokes on the back which are the same condition the fronts were in before the respray.



And the front after spraying !!!



Also did the centre of the front disc as it was showing a bit of age.

Bit time consuming but well worth it.

Jim.
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captain crash
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:11 pm

Looks blood spot on, I can only imagine how time consuming it would have been but it looks like an excellent job well done   The condition of silly things like spokes can make or break a bike and most cruiser riders with spoked wheels have a love hate relationship with the spokes, good job done on the center as well. The flippin tyre is looking good as well with the writing highlighted
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:13 pm

Nice job Jim  they look very tidy! what did you spray them with?
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:19 pm

Cheers guys, they are sprayed with plasticote from B&Q, always found it to be a good universal paint, but I reckon rattle can Hammerite would also be a good bet.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:50 pm

Well done Jim looks good m8.
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bigmal
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Absolutely cracking job - brilliant!
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:04 pm

Looks v.b. good!
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:06 am

That looks like one to add to the "to do" list for this winter...especially that this one is not going to end up expensive.

Need to fire up Photoshop and play with colours.
I still think that matching spoke colour to whatever colour the bike would be is a feasible idea. mine
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PostSubject: Re: Spoke painting   Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:02 pm

Thats a great idea to do colored spokes depending on the bike  
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