rim and hub painting

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Gregg
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rim and hub painting

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Post by Gregg » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:35 pm

Gents,
Last week I took apart my wheels and sent the rims out for powdercoating. My question is how to handle the hubs. I'd like to also powdercoat them, but after disassembling, do I mask the surfaces to be mated with the brake drum and alternately under the thrust bearing cover, or do I have him paint the whole thing? Is paint under these areas a problem?

Question 2
best place for buying hub rebuilding parts?

Question 3
Thinking of sending the wheels to Buchanans for lacing and trueing, as I haven't found anyone locally that I have alot of faith in. Bob, anyone in LI, NY or Metro Jersey you know of that's good and reasonable? (BTW Just helped my partner pick up a police bike in Hoboken)

Thanks
Gregg



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Re: rim and hub painting

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Post by tomcat » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:46 pm

mask drum side
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Robert Luland
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Re: rim and hub painting

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Post by Robert Luland » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Gregg, your powder coater will have high temp plugs for the races. The star cover screw hole are better chased with a tap after the process. The only place that might take a little work is cleaning out the brake drum dowel pin holes. Get a dingle berry hone from McMasters and it will take the paint out of the holes quick. The average price around us for lacing and truing is approximately $75 clams a wheel. The only people around the area that I know are Jim Phillips in Clinton NJ AMCA member 908-638-5782 or Wheel Works in Mount Holly, NJ but any local bike shop should be able to supply you with this service. Bob L

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Re: rim and hub painting

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Post by Cotten » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:58 am

Folks,

Let us not forget that the flat lip on the star side is a thrust bearing surface, and should be protected from coarse blasting.

....Cotten

Gregg
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Re: rim and hub painting

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Post by Gregg » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:07 am

Much appreciated guys! Off to the painter!
Gregg

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