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TOPIC: Wheel hub restoration and keepin em that way

Wheel hub restoration and keepin em that way 11 Jan 2019 18:51 #1

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Got a question
I just ordered stainless spoke kits for my RT2 and plan on soda blasting and polishing the hubs.
I have done this a couple of times on projects that I knew where not really gonna be be “used” Like never in the rain or dirt. But this bike I plan to really ride and might try to make California dream in this year.
My question is can I make the finish I’ve got so much time and money invested in last with real use

Clear coat?
Clear powder coat?
Wax?
Special maintenance?

Please don’t say take em apart again and re-polish but if that’s The only way to keep the shine then I’ll be fine with not so shiny hubs, gonna ride this one!

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Wheel hub restoration and keepin em that way 11 Jan 2019 19:10 #2

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I recommend coating with the two-part "epoxy" clear.
If that is too expensive or hard to get, you can use 500 degree clear engine paint and bake it for 5 hours to help make it solvent resistant.
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Wheel hub restoration and keepin em that way 11 Jan 2019 21:41 #3

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Ok cool, I’m up to trying either way.
I am only familiar with 2 part acrilic enamel paint at the hobby level and have never heard of a sprayable epoxy clear, is there a brand or website you could point me too?
And the high heat clear I have used but I have never tried heat curing. What temperature setting for 5 hours?
Thanks much for the input!

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Wheel hub restoration and keepin em that way 12 Jan 2019 11:22 #4

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Look at Eastwood's website for spray cans of 2K clear. About $27 a can delivered.
PS keep it in your refrigerator if you have any left in the can and you want to reuse it...lasts about a week that way.

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