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Are the 2002 ZX-6R rims powder coated or just painted?

I heard they are actually powder coated but my friend says that is total bullshit because powder coating is expensive and Kawasaki wouldn't spend the money doing it to the ZX-6R....



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can you polish them then? I would think powder coating would make paint stripper ineffective....

and can you powder coat something that was already powder coated? Like could I re-powder coat the rims?



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Thats a good question, I always liked the matching green rims so I never looked into powdercoating the RIMS.

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Well, I maybe want to go with black rims or mayber polish them. I know if they are powder coated, forget about polishing them, not worth the work. But can you powder coat the black? I have heard so many contradicting ideas about it.

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I bought 2000 Zx6R rims that were already polished off of ebay.com. The best thing you should do is look to buy rims that come off of a 2001 or 2000 bc then you know for sure they are painted. By the way if the price is right I still have my stock 2000 ZX6R rims that are green and would be perfect to polish. Let me know if you are interested.
 

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if they're already powdercoated, any powdercoating shop can sandblast em. my stock ex500 wheels had some kinda finish on em when i took them to the local shop. they blasted off the finish and PCed them black for $100.

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quote:Are the 2002 ZX-6R rims powder coated or just painted?
This last weekend I polished the lips of the front rim on my '02 ZX-6R, they are most deffently painted. The rims on my bike are a gun metal gray type of color and they stripped really easily and polished up nice. When I get a chance I'll re-size and post a pic. I haven't taken the time to do the back yet, so it looks kinda funcky.



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How long did it take to polish them? I have my stock green ones that i took off my bike to put on my polished ones but i think i am going to polish them then sell them on ebay.
 

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quote:How long did it take to polish them?
I only polished the lips, on each side of the rim, not the hole rim. All though I am concidering taking them back off and polishing the hole rim. But I digres, It took me about 4 hours take the wheel off, polish it and though it back on. The longest part was taping the center off to protect it from the paint stripper. I was some stuff I got at pepboys called airplane stripper, or something like that. Anywho, applied that and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes and almost all the paint was gone. Alittle elbow grease with some mothers metal polish and then somw maquiers(sp?) polish for protectant and what a shine.



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I just tried a test spot on my green 02's, and the stuff didn't even tarnish it. Let it set about 30 minutes too. Cleaned it up real nice though. Maybe I didn't get a stripper strong enough, or are the colors powered? I'm thinking I'll just find another set and polish them instead.

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I will get photo's of my '02's polished front rim up as soon as I can. They are definately painted, at least mine are.

I used some stuff from pepboys called airplane striper and it took less than 2 minutes and the paint was ready to peal off.

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