What is on the second gen rims...
I believe they would be painted cause bare metal usually corrodes and crap. I'm looking to temporarily paint my front rim to match hte F3 rim until winter time. If it were bare metal I'd have to primer it first or from my experience the paint I like to use won't stick.stranger said:i think they are painted. when you look at color-rite they have a silver for the bodywork and a silver for the wheels.
mine are powdercoated though
Thats exactly my intentions, I was mainly curious as to what is on the rim now to know ahead of time of the paint I use (dupli-color ceramic engine block paint, works great) is going to stick or not. I don wanna strip it down cause then I gotta primer it and so on...blah...03-SV650RR said:If you just want it a different color, you can just sand the original paint that's on it and spray the other color ontop. You don't have to strip it down the bare metal/aluminum.