Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
+1 on what everyone has said on here so far. I do alittle powder coating on the side and I have done wheels. What you are talking about doing is very much a pain in the A$$ but it looks great when it done.
Alot of prepping and proper taping before sandblasting the spokes, then cleaning off the tape residue, recleaning, and retaping with high temp tape. All those crevices around the base of the spokes really suck.
Expect to pay a few hundred a wheel to have this done. If a shop or someone is offering to do it for less than $100 to $150 I would look elsewhere cause they probably haven't done this before and don't know the lenghty process this takes for them to come out looking nice. I don't know about you, but I don't like being anyones guinea pig.
Just my 3 cents on the matter. I think you will be happy with the end result if you do get it done, its a really cool contrast compared chrome spokes with black rims that you see on the factory ones offered by HD.
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