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9/13/2012 5:52 PM

has anybody tried it does it hold up good. Im getting a 2013 honda 450 and im not a fan of chrome rims. and dont have money to buy aftermarket ones. #brokecollegekid haha what about the hubs also

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9/13/2012 6:11 PM

I've done it many times
No probs

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9/13/2012 6:14 PM

Yes it will hold up very well if done correctly. You will have to take rim and spokes fully apart. And have a good company do the coating. Its better if media blasted before coating and not just scuffed with a pad. Coating is just like paint, it all in the prep.

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9/13/2012 6:16 PM

I have a buddy who does it on every bike he buys. He rides Suzuki and has them painted black.
It looks like it holds up really well. I would do it before buying new rims.

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9/13/2012 6:17 PM

Don't do it.

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9/13/2012 6:18 PM

The powdercoating doesn't notmally chip off when changing tires with tire irons? I had rims coated on a KTM50 years ago but they chipped like hell.

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9/13/2012 6:46 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Don't do it.

I'll go with, "don't do it". If you choose a crappy powdercoater, they will bake your rims too long, at too high a temperature, and they will turn into cheese wheels.

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9/13/2012 6:51 PM

Spend 300 dollars on a set of black DID dirtstar rims. They lace up to the stock hubs and spokes.

If you've got 8k for a fresh 450. You can manage 300 for some rims instead of powercoarding them. It's not going to look good.

That said. I'm uber jealous. I've been drooling over those 13's all day.

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9/13/2012 7:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2012 10:16 AM

http://www.rtrwheellacing.com/

I'm gonna have them do the rims and hubs on my CR125. Anodizing is better than powdercoating because when you bake the powdercoat it weakens the aluminum. $249 for what you want done, and that INCLUDES lacing and trueing the wheel. $145 with no lacing and trueing, just getting them anodized black or whatever color you want. $369 if you want your rims and hubs done, that includes having them laced and trued. I've heard nothing but great things about their service and the quality of their workmanship.
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9/13/2012 8:01 PM

Had the rims and hubs powdercoated on a CRF250. I put about 50 hours on it before I sold it and the rims looked almost as good as the day they were finished. You do have to be careful to choose a good company to do it, and be careful when changing tires, but I never got any chips or had any issues with mine.

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9/13/2012 8:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2012 8:11 PM

I would definately anodize them over powder coating them. I have a company that does both. Look up MotoWheels on Facebook for some pictures. I have red and black rims in stock ready to trade out for your CRF450R. We can powder coat your hubs and e-coat or zinc plate your stock spokes in black, clear, or gold. If you want that billet hub look, we can turn your stock hubs on a lathe, polish them to a mirror finish, and powder coat them with a transparent color. We can also powder coat them silver and then again with the transparent color for a cheaper alternative. Message me and I will give you a better deal than our retail prices.

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9/14/2012 4:20 AM

I doubt that 350 degrees at 10 minutes is going to weaken the aluminum.

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9/14/2012 5:17 AM

Just finance a new set of rims in with your bike.

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9/14/2012 5:25 AM

I just gave my kid a yz450 and he calls me the other day an says he's going to powder coat the frame, he had a deal with KTM racing the desert for a couple of years and his bikes were basically bone stock and kicked everyones ass on them.. I reminded him of that and told he didnt need a penis extention, his riding will give him that!

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9/14/2012 7:22 AM

My father powdercoated my rims, hubs, and triples years ago. Still looks great!

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9/14/2012 7:41 AM

Something about that hash tag doesn't add up with "I'm getting a 2013 Honda 450".

I'll bet the custom graphics will top $200 so you can easily drop the money on a new set of anodized rims. I'm guessing the cost and benefit of this isn't being weighed against something that would actually help you go faster like suspension work?

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9/14/2012 9:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2012 9:49 AM

Check out TCR hubs at wheellacing.com

they did some rims on my 06 race bike. red anodized with gold spokes and mag hubs. turned out pretty good and the quality was pretty solid thru the 2 seasons I used the rims. Or, you can always try DNA full wheel sets.

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9/14/2012 12:08 PM

Jack_Wagon wrote:

I would definately anodize them over powder coating them. I have a company that does both. Look up MotoWheels on Facebook for ...more

Nice work! I checked out the pics on your facebook page. I'd be interested in having you do some work for me. 2011 CRF450, I'd like the hubs turned, polished and coated with clear and the stock rims anodized black. I'd also be interested in the cheaper alternative you mention. Shoot me an email with an estimate to djhite_2000@yahoo.com

Thanks!

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9/14/2012 12:24 PM

I bought a used bike once that had powder coated rims. it was staring to chip and flake off. I decided to get rid of it....NO SMALL FEAT!!!! It turned into a huge pain in the ass. I guess it depends on the quality of the powder coat but I'd say stick to anodizing.

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9/14/2012 3:17 PM

I wish I was '13 crf broke...

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9/14/2012 3:30 PM

for what your going to pay to get wheels laced up and taken apart id just buy new rims. it doesnt work that great on the rims but better on hubs plus you have a new bike

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9/14/2012 4:01 PM

Josh422 wrote:

I wish I was '13 crf broke...

ditto. kind of an aggravating thread, when you think about it.

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9/14/2012 5:18 PM

New Excel rims can be found for less than $250 for the front and rear. Then you'll have back up rims as well.

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9/14/2012 5:18 PM

I have a bike that im selling now so i can afford a 13 crf but like i said im a full time college kid taking 15 credits i work part time at sears maybe on a good month make $800 dollars. and every penny I save i save it for my bikes because i love this sport. i wanted to go a cheap way to make the bike look good probably wont get the rims done for a while and i would rather have suspension work done first.

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3/11/2016 9:35 PM

You will have to take rim and spokes fully apart. And have a good company do the coating. Its better if media blasted before coating and not just scuffed with a pad. Coating is just like paint, it all in the prep.

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3/11/2016 9:55 PM

Mountain Bike rims are powdercoated, if it's done right it will outlast anodizing, if it's done wrong it wont outlast Plastidip.

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