powdercoating rims

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1/15/2010 5:19 PM

I am currently in the process of having my rims and triple clamps powdercoated. Does anyone know how durable they are to changing tires, riding and just washing and all that good stuff?

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1/15/2010 5:25 PM

Horrible. You'll be kicking yourself. Triple clamps ok because they don't flex, but your rims will look like shit after a few good rides. We had a set of rims brought in to get tires put on after they had been freshly powdercoated, and it was the joke of the week for everyone. They already had chips in them just from little bumps here and there. When your rims flex, the powdercoating will likely crack. Anodizing is the way to go.

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1/15/2010 5:34 PM

You should ask these questions before starting the process. you might as well put the rims in the garage because the first time you ride it they will chip.

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Ed Johnson

1/15/2010 5:38 PM

you should have anodized them

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twist wrist and go...

brad@palmspringsmotorsports.com

1/15/2010 5:39 PM

i did, i asked a few guys at our honda dealership and they raved bout it and they said they hold up great and everything.

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1/15/2010 5:43 PM

Powdercoated rims hold up fine.

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1/15/2010 5:43 PM

The only things I would EVER powdercoat would be non moving items, like a frame or in your case triple clamps. Maybe streetbike rims. But if it was my money everything would be anodized. Powdercoat chips and cracks, that is a fact. Your triple clamps may look good for a long time, but I'd bet that your rims will look good up til your first ride or two.

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1/15/2010 5:45 PM

davis224 wrote:

The only things I would EVER powdercoat would be non moving items, like a frame or in your case triple clamps. Maybe streetbike rims. But if it was my money everything would be anodized. Powdercoat chips and cracks, that is a fact. Your triple clamps may look good for a long time, but I'd bet that your rims will look good up til your first ride or two.

shit.

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1/15/2010 5:51 PM

A friend of mine had a set done and they were very durable. At the time, he was a top A rider here so he definitely wasn't easy on them by any means. He had the rims and hubs done. The hubs still looked like new at the end of the year, and the rims had just a few nicks. They didn't look any worse than a set of used anodized rims after a season.

Another friend of mine had a set of hubs done by the same guy and they seemed to hold up well also.

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1/15/2010 5:51 PM

ThePipe wrote:

Powdercoated rims hold up fine.

yeah...if you dont ride?

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1/15/2010 5:52 PM

I don't want to come off too strong, your rims may last a little while. But I'd say with certainty at the end of the season they will be chipping bad, IMO

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1/15/2010 5:55 PM

We had a bike with the hubs and rims done and the hubs looked good and the rims were toast.

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Ed Johnson

1/15/2010 5:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 8:03 PM

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1/15/2010 6:01 PM

well thanks for the help guys looks like i might be looking at a new pair of black ones at the end of the season. Oh well shit happens

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1/15/2010 6:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 8:03 PM

ThePipe wrote:

Powdercoated rims hold up fine.

Scrote247 wrote:

yeah...if you dont ride?

Nope
I ride all the time.

It's hard not to when this is 100 feet from the garage.


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1/15/2010 6:05 PM

It could all be in the prep work or the guys doing the powder coating. Pipe looks like he had really good luck so I hope you do also.

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Ed Johnson

1/15/2010 6:07 PM

ThePipe wrote:

Powdercoated rims hold up fine.

Scrote247 wrote:

yeah...if you dont ride?

ThePipe wrote:

Nope
I ride all the time.

It's hard not to when this is 100 feet from the garage.


[img]http://www.onthepiperacing.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6904&g2_serialNumber=2[/img]

wow...must be nice!

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1/15/2010 6:08 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

It could all be in the prep work or the guys doing the powder coating. Pipe looks like he had really good luck so I hope you do also.

Yes
prolly the prep

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1/15/2010 6:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 8:03 PM

Scrote247 wrote:

yeah...if you dont ride?

ThePipe wrote:

Nope
I ride all the time.

It's hard not to when this is 100 feet from the garage.


[img]http://www.onthepiperacing.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6904&g2_serialNumber=2[/img]

Scrote247 wrote:

wow...must be nice!

Yes
I am very lucky
My 2 closest neighbors have MX bikes too
and we have a watering system

[img]http://www.onthepiperacing.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6975&g2_serialNumber=2[/img]

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1/15/2010 6:17 PM

How far away are you from crandon?

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1/15/2010 6:20 PM

1 hr SW

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1/15/2010 6:22 PM

If you have fun riding a dirt bike, who cares if your rims aren't anodized?

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1/15/2010 6:26 PM

Hank_Thrill wrote:

If you have fun riding a dirt bike, who cares if your rims aren't anodized?

Very True
As long as it's not a 4 banger
Who cares

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1/15/2010 6:26 PM
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ThePipe wrote:

1 hr SW

that place is sick I raced my first prolite race there in 08 and always have wanted to go back!
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1/15/2010 6:29 PM

I raced MX bikes there in the 80s until a dude on a Quad Impaled himself on a stake and that was the end of bikes and ATVs
I would run a 21 tooth on the rear of my CR

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1/15/2010 6:30 PM

my rims are powdercoated and have held up fine. little blemishes here and there when you look at them closely, and the very edge of the back rim is worn a little from changing tires but thats pretty hard to avoid

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1/15/2010 6:45 PM

I had my sons done this past summer and they have held up well. This was his race bike so the hours are low but they stll look great.
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1/15/2010 6:52 PM

Powder coated rims are fine and if prepped right, should look good for a long time.

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1/15/2010 6:55 PM

If it is done right, they are fairly durable. Normal chipping and scratching will occur, but powder coating is more durable than paint......if done correctly.

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