I needed a break and still wanted to be productive, so I switched gears this afternoon and prep'd some EX250 wheels I've had on the rack for a while. I picked these up for a little race bike I was putting together but that project moved on to someone else to be finished up.
The plan for these was a strip, smooth and refinish in a nice gold metallic with a red rim stripe and a good hard glossy clearcoat. I still like the idea since they are really quite nice to look at and deserve something better that black. Dunno what I'll do with them once they are done; hang'm on the wall? make lamp bases? Naw....think I'll make someone out there a REALLY good deal on wheels and discs that are lighter than should be fair and perfect for someone's smaller custom bike.
This will be a multi-parter so stay tuned for more, but in the meantime:
|It really IS as simple as carefully filing them down and blending the edge of the spoke. It is and should be time consuming though, lots of work involved but nothing good is easy.|
|Here's what it looks like after blending. I'll be stripping this wheel down to bare and doing a final blend after too.|