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7/22/2015 6:13 AM

okay i use to ride brakes all the time and it rubbed off the paint on the back of my rim which is black.
its not a huge problem but it would be nice if there was some way to fix it without damaging the rim/getting the paint job color wrong.


7/22/2015 9:36 PM

"I used to ride brakes" implies that you are now brakeless.

Now, about your rim, what exactly are you planning to do?

You've got a lot of options anyway.

The main ones are:

-Touch it up

-Make a pro touch up

-Do nothing.

You can get a permanent marker and paint your rim black that way. This is ghettolicious and cheap.

Or, get a brush and a pot/can of paint. This is better.

Bigger still, get a spray can.

Pro: get a compressor, a hose, and a spray gun.

Do nothing: Do nothing. Leave it as is. It's aluminum, the thing that will happen is that alumina (oxide) will form to protect the aluminum. Its natural and not life threatening.

If you are going the spray route, either take your rim off (which you will not do), or mask the spoke nipples and spokes, etc. If its all black, then theres no need. Go ahead!

Black is black anyways. Get a matt or gloss finish depending on the bike.


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