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  • Offline Wilko   gb

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    Wheel colour
    on: Dec 23, 2018, 06.17 pm
    Dec 23, 2018, 06.17 pm
    Not again you all shout in unison.

    I have a Pacific Blue TTSE....In the new year I,m going to have the wheels refurbished.
    My question is, go with the original colour, grey, or silver as in the picture of the main screen, which looks better.

    Chestita Koleda..Merry Christmas.
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    Re: Wheel colour
    Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2018, 06.53 pm
    Dec 23, 2018, 06.53 pm
    Go with what makes you happy. 
    The Beast

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    Re: Wheel colour
    Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2018, 03.15 pm
    Dec 24, 2018, 03.15 pm
    I have a black bike and did mine black, they look great to me.

    Colour is a subjective thing so as karl says go with the colour that makes you happy.

    Love, light, and kindness,

    Dave
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    Re: Wheel colour
    Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2018, 02.49 am
    Dec 26, 2018, 02.49 am
    If it were my bike, I'd go black. But that's me. I'd also do a white pinstripe with a clear coat of lacquer on top.
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    Re: Wheel colour
    Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2018, 07.07 pm
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    I added white pinstripes to my wheels. Paint won't last and powder coating is too expensive to justify. There are a lot of choices out there and the quality of the products is very good. I clean the wheels as needed and apply car wax to the wheels and stripes and simply buff it out. The wheels are clean and the stripes somewhat protected. In fact, I just realized, the stripes have been on almost a year and no scratches or peeling. That's my offering on the subject. I do think the OEM wheel colors are a little boring so do what you have to to be happy with your bike. :001:

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    Re: Wheel colour
    Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2018, 09.53 pm
    Dec 29, 2018, 09.53 pm
    I had my wheels powder coated to a darker satin grey.  The stock wheels always looked dirty because they are flat. 
    Im sure you can find a color you like here https://www.prismaticpowders.com/               I used Satin Evo Grey

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    Re: Wheel colour
    Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2018, 11.55 am
    Dec 30, 2018, 11.55 am
    *Originally Posted by Triple [+]
    I added white pinstripes to my wheels. Paint won't last and powder coating is too expensive to justify. There are a lot of choices out there and the quality of the products is very good. I clean the wheels as needed and apply car wax to the wheels and stripes and simply buff it out. The wheels are clean and the stripes somewhat protected. In fact, I just realized, the stripes have been on almost a year and no scratches or peeling. That's my offering on the subject. I do think the OEM wheel colors are a little boring so do what you have to to be happy with your bike. :001:

    I added vinyl, blue, reflective letters, "TROPHY" to the front and rear rims - it's been a couple of days short of three years now, with no peeling, scratches or cracks.  And, they're still reflective, as long as I keep them clean.

    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,5113.msg64422.html#msg64422

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