Painting Fatboy wheels

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by SE6A, Aug 29, 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. HOLY DIVER

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    I would go with Powder coating if it were me
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  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I've never painted MC wheels but I would think powder coating would be more durable then any other method. JMHO.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  5. SE6A

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    Thanks Guys, I will look into that, and see who can provide that service locally!
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I know that powder coat will be the answer as it is a lot more durable than just about anything on the market. It is pricey but will stand up well. I have had great success with BBQ grill paint and you can get it in flat black or semi gloss. I have also used Rustoleam and you can get it mixed to have a high gloss finish if you want. Probably won't stand up as long as Powder Coat but is a lot cheaper. Be sure to prep the surface well. If you have a metal finisher in your area that does anodizing you can get that in many colors and it will stand up to almost anything you throw at it.
     
  7. SE6A

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    Thanks for your suggestions.....now to decide!
     
  8. LF911SC

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    I saw a Fatboy with the wheels painted by it's owner using Plastidip spray. I know people paint their car rims with this too
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  10. LF911SC

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    Best part is that if you don't like it you just peel it off!