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Those skinny little Drinking Straws work well..
Run a slip up them the length of the straw.
Pop em on the spoke, and run a quick piece of tape over the slit..and a piece tacked at the top of the straw( at the Hub end ) so it doesn't slide up
...and badda bing..badda boom
The worst part about just taping them off isn't all the taping work..
It's the removal, and that's where the Skinny Straws are great,
hope this helped,
Nathan thats what were all about, Helping each other make SWEET BIKES!!! And.. Stuff.. yeah...............
We were Eating Potatoe's..drinking Cambells soup...
and Blowing up The Old Lady next door.
..you know, the usuall Friday night Stuff.
The removing of all that tape is what kept me from painting rims!
Best tip ever!!!
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straws and tape are a good one.. we use tinfoil on lines, cables and such before we paint wing wells on the planes.
another great idea..
you can just wrap and squeeze the Foil on the surface!
very cool...thanks for adding that tip,
i'll use that one for sure!
base/ clear auto paint by far will look the best but is lacking in durability. any spray bomb enamel should do you right. it will do you even better if you have or know someone that can bake it in a booth for you.
now with that being said todays base/clears can have additives put in them to make them softer (bumper covers) so the paint don't spider web when a rock hits them or harder to make them less likely to chip when bumped into.
it's all about the $$$$$$ you wanna spend.
good spray bomb 3+bucks a can
base/clear w/additives 50 bucks give or take if you can spray it yourself
it's all going to chip if hit hard enough but if applied right they both should look good for a long time
base/clear i sprayed on a jesse tank
i'm not nice with anything and it is held up with all my abuse
sorry didn't post the other thing. plastic "spoons" for putting tire back on or some masking tape around rim. so you don't chip the rim.
spoons are tool name they are used to work tire on and off. for those that didn't know
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