How to Paint Bicycle Rims — DIY

  • A clean, grease-free bicycle rim
  • duct tape/masking tape
  • spray can/rattle can
  • wheel mount(optional)
  • confidence
  • And the will to do it

Let’s get started:

  • Before you paint bicycle rims, cover the spokes as close to the rim as possible using pieces of duct tape.
  • Do this to all the spokes. With your spokes covered, it’s time to paint.
  • Grab a spray can of your favorite color and as a precautionary measure, don’t forget to read the instructions on the back of the spray can.
  • Shake the can and start spraying. Divide the wheel into small sections, it’ll make the job much easier. See to it that you hold the can not too far or too close to the rim. Holding it too close will cause the paint to smudge and drip off. Moreover, it won’t give you an even finishing. Holding it too far, will scatter the paint causing wastage.
  • So be smart and plan before you start. Once you have sprayed the rim, set it aside and allow it to dry for a few hours. Remove the duct tape and you are good to go.
  • Reinstall the tubing and the tyres.

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