914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/3/20 7:40 a.m.

My old KZ-650's spokes were so corroded, chalky and ugly that I just sanded them and hit 'em with copper colored paint; which looked good on a black bike.

The Goldwing project's front wheel looks passable but the rear spokes are fugly.  Granted they're shorter spokes than up front and are hidden by the rear hub and stuff so not really "out there".  I'm thinking about painting them a satin silver, close to the front's color.  As the bike is red with a black frame what if any color other than silver would you use?  I've seen gloss black on some bikes but there's a lot of chrome on this thing.

BTW, the air horns may be in this year's Christmas box exchange.



I would think some kind of media blasting would be the best bet.

Just going silver, as you suggest has the benefit of not being super obvious when it chips. 

ShawnG UltimaDork
10/3/20 9:24 a.m.

Argent Silver wheel paint works well for this. Really chip-resistant too.


Appleseed MegaDork
10/3/20 9:32 a.m.

Gloss black would be a nice contrast to the silver aluminium and chrome bits.


frenchyd PowerDork
10/3/20 9:41 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Anybody with a British sportscar has likely painted their wire wheels. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
10/3/20 10:05 a.m.

I think argent silver is the only choice for a bike of that era.

wlkelley3 UberDork
10/3/20 7:54 p.m.

With that bike, silver or gold would look good. The gold would go with the pinstripes and other adornments. But like said, the Argent Silver wheel paint would probably be the best option that would last the longest. That's what I would go with.

914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/13/20 7:20 a.m.

Kissed everything with 400 emery then wiped it down with acetone.  Painted the spokes rustoleum aluminum silver but couldn't resist painting their little heads with copper metallic.

Appleseed MegaDork
8/23/22 11:40 p.m.

In reply to Yukolin12 :

Incomplete sentences are canoe.

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/23/22 7:33 a.m.

Did you disasemble the wheel to paint the spokes? 

i have a 89' honda nx125 project, real odd cool bike. I was wanting to do something about the spoke rust without just doing the old "im clearly stolen" blast with spray paint with no prep. 

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