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First off I am new to this forum and not to the biking world, and where does this belong? If it is in the wrong section can the mods please move it for me? Thanks.

Ok, so I have been wanting to paint my wheels and was wondering, what grit sand paper I should use, and how much should I sand them down. Also how many coats of paint are necessary, as well as a clear coat. Weight doesn't matter as long as it doesn't add a few pounds on to each wheel or something.
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yah you can do it I did.... first of all what kind of wheel? Rim or disk brake? if it's disk brake you should have an easy time.....if not you have a lot of masking to do! Just prep it like any other surface you are gonna paint..... get it really clean and hit ot with some light sand paper (220) and use thin coats of paint and really let it cure well before you have them laced.
 

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I have disc wheels. And I am not taking the wheel apart, I am going to just tape all the spokes and the hubs up. I am going to just sand them down to when its rough so the paint will stick a little better. Then go over the rim with some goof off and clean them up. And do about 4-5 light coats of the blue. Then go over it with 2-3 light coats of Clear gloss/paint sealer.
 

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I'd do the goof off first than do your prep than hit it with some grease and wax remover
 

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CaliMobb44 said:
I have disc wheels. And I am not taking the wheel apart, I am going to just tape all the spokes and the hubs up. I am going to just sand them down to when its rough so the paint will stick a little better. Then go over the rim with some goof off and clean them up. And do about 4-5 light coats of the blue. Then go over it with 2-3 light coats of Clear gloss/paint sealer.
I have done it with new, unbuilt rims (and hubs). Used red scotchbrite sanding pads, couple of light coats of primer followed by 4-5 light coats of color. No clear. Let it cure for 6-8 weeks before I built the wheels.

Old, complete wheels--Would not bother. Tougher to do for worse results.
 

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Shiggy: DJskeet painted his wheels while they were complete a few weeks back and they look really good. But thanks for the input anyway.
ae111black: thanks for all the tips.
 
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