Replace or Powder Coat Stock Rims?

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    What would you recommend for a 1000rr with stock rims? Looking to upgrade and trying to decide if I should powder-coat them black, or buy black rims.. Anyone powder coated their rims? How does it hold up on the road?

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    i do not know from experience. but i would expect a powder coated rim to hold up very well. i come from an atv racing/riding background. racers will typically powder coat their frames, a-arms, etc. it holds up quite well to GNCC type racing. lots of rocks, mud, and grit. i would not hesitate to powder coat them.

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    Yep im with uforce. Powder coat them but keep in mind they will need to be bead blasted first

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    Okay, thanks guys.

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    Definitely powder-coat. It does not only look good; it stays on like a bee on honey.

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    bro, dont even powder coat! if you take them off and sand them down, spray them with about 5+ coats of plasti-dip, it will last you just as long as powder coat and wont chip off like powder coat does! it comes in a spray can, so you just spray it on like spray paint…instead of $200, only $20!

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    Powder coat does not chip off if done right.

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    its hit and miss with powdercoating though….you cant really gurantee a good job the first go round..

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    You have to sand it down and prime it well. I suggest you do it at someone who knows what they are doing.

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    Well there is a powdercoating place near me, he does thousands of parts a month for big companies, and will give me a good price and guarantee the work. Leaning to that..

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    If the price is good, and he has lots of experience, I would go for that.
    Post pics of the finished results!

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    @steria sand and prime???? you dont know what you’re talking about..

    how much is he gonna charge you? make sure you get your bearings pressed out before you get it powdercoated or when they sandblast it its gonna ruin them…

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    I just hate to be off my bike for a few days to get it powdercoated…lol…maybe eventually…haha

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    @Mac – exactly, therefore you should get professionals to do it. All i know is that powdercoating is the way to go with rims.

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    I was saying you dont know what youre talking about becaus eyou were talking about sanding and priming it..

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    Yes, I do not have experience with the method of powdercoating, since I am not a powdercoater. See the above post.

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    Looking into that Plastidip stuff. Interesting.

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    if you find the right shop , powdercoating is tits, PC guy will sandblast rims to a SP-10 (white blast) , the powder is applied and baked at extreme heat. result is a coating that you will have to bent the rim for it to chip. Ive had great experience with powdercoating, Just remember to tape off your bearing journals and all threads(th powdercoater should do this for you)as measurement tolerances get out of wack with a 1/16″ powder coat. I did the rims on my 929 in gloss black and they turned out great, i even throw a coat of wax on em here and there.

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    powder coat is ok.
    if you can spare the cash, go for replacement rims.
    spares you some weight and will increase the handling dramaticly!

    i went with PVM wheels

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    Powder coat them in my opinion. That’s what I plan on doing with mine here in a week or so.

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    Hey Admin did you ever get your wheels done. I was debating the same thing. I think I am gonna do both and the reason being I need to get rid of the 16 inch front wheel that comes on my 98 from the factory. tires are a pain not alot of options with a 16 inch these days. Lol. Any one know where to get a good set of Rims from that will fit a 98 900rr
    also need to be really reasonable in price. I am a broke father of three lol

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