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What Color Should I Powder Coat My Wheels?

BLACK
5 (100%)
ALUMINUM/SILVER
0 (0%)
OTHER: Please Specify Below
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: September 26, 2013, 09:12:36 am

Author Topic: A POLL ON COLOR SELECTION... Please Vote.  (Read 4238 times)

J6G1Z

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A POLL ON COLOR SELECTION... Please Vote.
« on: September 11, 2013, 09:12:36 am »
Well it's time to buy new tires & clean up the look of my wheels. It appears that they were originally blue in color, but they have been spray painted flat black. They look O.K. in black but the paint is flaking off & showing the original color in several places. I had originally intended to have them bead blasted & then clear coated. I have been warned by several folks that it won't look good when done that way. Supposedly it ends up chalky looking. Then I had thought to go with Aluminum/Silver powder coat. I'm concerned that with the rest of the bike being black, that the aluminum color may stand out too much. So that leaves a medium to dull gloss black. I just hope that doesn't come across as too much black... Ahhh... Indecision.

WHAT COLOR DO YOU FOLKS THINK WILL LOOK THE BEST?

Here are a few pics of the bike & the wheels in question.

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2013, 07:28:14 am by J6G1Z »

J6G1Z

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Re: A POLL ON COLOR SELECTION... Please Vote.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 09:16:12 am »
Here's the wheels...

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 02:07:53 pm »
Here's a Photo Shop pic of aluminum colored wheels above the pic of black wheels.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 05:07:55 pm »
I'm thinking...go bold and go gold matching the yellow stripe on the tank...the black or silver is done...go for what will pop!

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 08:41:09 am »
Black. definitely!
possibly
maybe
or perhaps the red on the tank red?
Its taken me months to decide on my own colour scheme and I'm still not sure of that!  ::)

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 03:11:47 pm »
Sillver.

The contrast will help to Highlight the rest of the bike to good effect.

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 04:19:55 pm »
I think I'm going to see if they can be powder coated two tone. Aluminum colored rims with satin black hubs & spokes. I think if I go solid black that it may be too much black & not enough contrast. I need to consult with the powder coater again & see what all he can do.

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 07:30:18 am »
Well... I went against the poll results & selected an Aluminum colored finish. I thought black would just be too much black & not show up as well. The wheels should be ready for pick up either later today or tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see how they turned out. I just hope that they are not too bright & shiny. I'm not looking for the Bling effect.

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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 05:38:11 pm »
Throw up some photos! I wanna see this beast!

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 06:14:27 pm »
Here's a couple of pics of the new tires & the wheels. Here is the build post on the bike so far: http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=79.0 Right now the bike is all apart waiting to be put back together. It's been slow going due to budget constraints.

It's amazing how much lighter in weight these Hurricane wheels are compared to the OEM Ascot wheels.

J.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 07:36:11 am by J6G1Z »