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    i have heard that you you can take paint remover and strip the paint off of your wheels and then clean them with steel wool and then hand polish them is it true. or should i even waste my time. and if i did try it does anyone have an old wheel that i could buy for cheap to test on first

  • #2
    Yes this is true, I think there is a thread in the Body shop on this subject that has gotten barried in archives
    TDA Racing/Motorsports
    1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
    Who knows what is next?
    Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
    Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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    • #4
      thinks guys thats all i needed to know and i got a front rim for next to nothing so im gona try on it first

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      • #5
        Don't forget your tape and clear coat!
        Kan-O-Gixxer!
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        • #6
          Originally posted by Puff_Pryor
          thinks guys thats all i needed to know and i got a front rim for next to nothing so im gona try on it first
          Let us know how you make out...

          Ive been considering doing this over the upcoming winter, but I kinda like the black so I dunno yet..

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          • #7
            AHF has done this and it came out badass
            Hello World.

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            • #8
              Don't forget your tape and clear coat!
              what tape and clear coat

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              • #9
                anyone got a pic of there do it your polished rim?

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                • #10
                  Sorry the shot is not very close up. I just got done a couple of weeks ago. Took an hour or so to take the paint off... and 30 minutes to tape off the tires and spokes.

                  Also stripped the paint off the grab bar and polished it!

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                  • #11
                    I took a lot of pictures while I was doing this.... here they are at my website...


                    http://www.monkeyland.org/~karyn/KatWheels

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by OlYelr
                      I took a lot of pictures while I was doing this.... here they are at my website...


                      http://www.monkeyland.org/~karyn/KatWheels
                      that is crazy, doing them on the bike lol
                      TDA Racing/Motorsports
                      1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                      Who knows what is next?
                      Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                      Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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                      • #13
                        probably wouldnt have been that much easier had he taken off the wheels though... yeah he'd have had more room to work, but eh, as long as they're done and look cool, thats all that matters

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                        • #14

                          is my back wheel off of the bike. stripped it all then polished and painted the center graphite, then clearcoated it all.

                          I need to clean everything and take a picture of them both on the bike.

                          -Tyler

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                          • #15
                            Graphite , now THAT'S a cool color for wheels ! Lots of OTHER things as well .
                            I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



                            Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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