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Old 11-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Rim Paint

What type/kind of paint is typically used on rims? I have some scuff marks from tire irons I'd like to touch up, but not sure which type of paint to get.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hard anodising is the stock finish.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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So I can pick up any paint meant for metal at say, Home Depot, that matches the finish of my rim?
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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Touch up

If the scratches bug you, take a black marking pen and touch them up, its is about all you can do. Good for about six feet away
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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You know as soon as they are painted you'll have a flat and will have to damage the rim again, right? At least that's what my 990 does so I stopped painted them: no more flats
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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You know as soon as they are painted you'll have a flat and will have to damage the rim again, right? At least that's what my 990 does so I stopped painted them: no more flats
I'm going to have to test that theory out.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #7
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Hard anodising is the stock finish.
No, its not. Its just simple color anodizing.

fwiw, google birchwood casey color black.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #8
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I too use a Marks-A-Lot, but have been known to use model paints in such situations. Good enamel quality, small quantity, cheap..
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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Steel wool on the raw rims will take the scuffs out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #10
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Stock rims are Powder coated. I have a lot of scuff marks from changing tyres (between knobbies and street) which i cover up by using regular black oil based paint from the hardware store.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #11
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Go to your local hobby shop and pick up a little bottle of gloss black enamel. 1/4 oz. should last you a few years.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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Stock rims are Powder coated. I have a lot of scuff marks from changing tyres (between knobbies and street) which i cover up by using regular black oil based paint from the hardware store.
Its anodise... thats why they go all blotchy when you leave traffic film remover on for too long :(
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #13
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Just keep changing tires, it will all even out some day! All that paint will make it hard to balance the wheel
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If your a really good tire changer you won't scratch them up I am not
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