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R1200S wheel trade (black / silver)

I want to trade my stock silver R1200S wheels for a set of stock black R1200S wheels. Mine have 14K mi.
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What about painting them?

BikerMike

I have the silver and want to switch to black as well.

Questions: 1) Are they magnesium or cast aluminum or...

2) Can they be sanded, primed and painted or bead blasted and powder coated?

Have little experience with motorcycle paint work as you may have gathered but I want to clean these wheels up.

Thanks for any input.
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Powdercoating is the way to go...
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Many people on and off this forum love powdercoating everything. For me, powdercoating hasn't been better than paint. I had my wheels and valve covers coated. One of the valve covers started bubbling a few weeks ago: dozens of ~1mm bubbles all over the face and fins. You have to replace the wheel bearings when you powdercoat. Fine, until you scuff the wheel, or you spill a couple drops of brake fluid taking off the Mityvac and the finish changes color instantly, and the cost to refinish is 50% higher because of having to redo the bearings, again. I doubt I'll powdercoat anything but lawn furniture from now on...
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"Powder Coat It" in Sacramento, CA will blast them and powder coat for $175 a wheel. That is worth a try am I right...?
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