Painting Fatboy wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by SE6A, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. SE6A

    SE6A Member

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    Hi all, My 1999 softail standard is fitted with Fatboy wheels back and front, I have seen photos where the centre area of the wheels have been painted black, i am looking to do this and wondered if anyone had done this, any particular paint, guessing a matte black, with any undercoat etc, any special preparation?
    I would be leaving the outer edge in polished alloy as it is.....any pointers or tips would be great.
     
  2. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Never done it but don't think the paint will hold up well. Much better to powder coat.
     
  3. Nikko684

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    Powder Coating is much better. You can always search your area for powdercoaters, There is usually a bunch of people who do decent work for a decent price.
     
  4. ccryder

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    I've just painted my Fatboy wheels. As a matter of fact, i've got a Heritage Special Construction bike. I bought the solid wheels, sent them out, & had them Waterjet Cut. Then I skuffed them up with 320 & 400 sandpaper. Duplicolor makes an "Acid Etching Primer" for bare metal. Bout 3 coats of that, then painted the centers in the color,"Graphite". Several coats of that, & then shot a few coats of Duplicolor "Clear Polyurathane" on top. Picture 015.jpg
    I'm trying to send a photo. Don't know if it will work.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Not only did the photo work, the wheels look great ....:s
     
  6. SE6A

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    looks great, must have cost you!