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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Painting Sprockets

Anyone ever paint a sprocket. I have my bike in about 100 pieces and am going to do some major cleaning and loving for the next month while the worst of winter passes by.
I was toying with the idea of painting my sprocket. Anyone???
Also the robots at Kawasaki did a shitty job on my rims and the paints a bit thin in the centre (not bad for a robot) I might get that painted too.
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I don`t see why you couldn`t... I also don`t see why the chain wouldn`t eat the paint off, and then carry it with it to the front sprocket, and then causing all kinds or trouble up there.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 12:10 PM
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i would just polish it.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 01:18 PM
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Keeping the sprocket clean is what 99% of the riders do. Put the money into something sensible.
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Well that got a bit of a negative reponse.
First nobody would paint the teeth that would just be stupid, secondly my friend owns an autobody shop so it costs me nothing, third I hate cleaning my sprocket when I can otherwise be riding (summer) and was thinking that a painted surface would resist corosion better, and clean easier than a bare metal surface which is also fairly rough by painted surface standards, thus holds more dirt.
Anyone actually paint one?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 04:16 PM
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Man, cleaning sprockets is major ass-work, especially during nice-weather season. I'd leave the teeth alone for sure, and then paint the inner part of the circle, like maybe the diameter between the bases of the teeth. I can't see any reason why this would cause you any mech. troubles. Actually, you've got me wondering now, a flat black would never look dirty... I know my rims are going flat black whenever I get the motivation.
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have you thought of getting them powdercoated?

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2004, 09:06 AM
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IDK about painting the sprocket. I'm thinking that sprockes are balanced, but proably not if they are balanced i would not paint them
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 07:30 AM
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Painting sprockets!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!

Ok, If you're really serious,It won't last. check out they have colored sprockets yo. Bling bling
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Good Point

Well I really never thought about the balance thing. That raises a bit of a concern. Trust me if you lived by the ocean, in a place that rains 220 days out of 360 you wouldn't be laughing at my idea to paint the sprocket, or any other bare metal surface on the bike. I like looking after my ride, but I better be getting more riding than polishing or cleaning.
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