Good Looking Wheels

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by retiredguy, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. retiredguy

    retiredguy Banned

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    I've been looking at numerous wheels for my 2000 Road Glide. Without spending my retirement I haven't seen too many I like. I'd like to know if anyone has polished out the stock 9 spoke factory rims and how they look.
    I looked into Powder Coating too. The powder coating in chrome looks pretty good but they tell me the powder fades quickly. Like in two years. Powder coating would run about $250. for both wheels. Again the stock rims are a great design except they need more shine.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    has any one tried this on fatboy stock wheels ?
     
  3. so cal hoss

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    Hey retiredguy,
    Check out "Chrome That Hog" in Chula Vista. (outside San Diego)
    So Cal Hoss
     
  4. rkrdr2

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  5. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    i agree with you Richards, i dont like the wheels either, i was just looking for a cheap solution for now, i sawe the chromed wheels, and they look pretty good, but would not be my last replacement, and if i am taking them off, i woould just rather put on a 5 spoke chrome wheel
     
  6. lucille

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    Hi There....Have a powdercoated 9 spoke wheel on the front of my FXR..
    and a powdercoated Fatboy disc on the rear.....
    both have the rim areas polished....
    powdercoat color is 'deep wet black gloss'

    There is a lot that can be done with the OEM wheels,
    and they are a proven piece....
     
  7. rklew

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  8. murf

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    I do powder coating here at my house. haven't been doing it long enough to comment on the fading issue but everything I have read doesn't say anything like that. I know powder coat is tougher, more flexible and allegedly last as long or longer than liquid paint. I haven't seen the chrome done yet but that's my next color to purchase.