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Hey guys I recently bought a 2012 SM new from dealer but a year old, anyway riding to work one day road crews had decided to oil this short section of gravel road to keep dust down and I really didn't want the pain of having to clean the tar off the white plastics after so I opted for the ditch all went well til the last few feet there was a fairly muddy part and I ended up having to push the bike through, and carried on riding. When I finally got home I noticed the right side of the front wheel the blue anodizing had been wore off. A piece of mud stuck between the fork and fork guard and caused the plastic fork guard to rub against the wheel so it never made a sound like rock grinding or I would have stopped. I know it's not a huge deal but it looks like crap on those nice blue wheels, anyone know of a touch up paint or someway to fix this without having to try source a new wheel? Any help is appreciated thanks for your time.

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Hey guys I recently bought a 2012 SM new from dealer but a year old, anyway riding to work one day road crews had decided to oil this short section of gravel road to keep dust down and I really didn't want the pain of having to clean the tar off the white plastics after so I opted for the ditch all went well til the last few feet there was a fairly muddy part and I ended up having to push the bike through, and carried on riding. When I finally got home I noticed the right side of the front wheel the blue anodizing had been wore off. A piece of mud stuck between the fork and fork guard and caused the plastic fork guard to rub against the wheel so it never made a sound like rock grinding or I would have stopped. I know it's not a huge deal but it looks like crap on those nice blue wheels, anyone know of a touch up paint or someway to fix this without having to try source a new wheel? Any help is appreciated thanks for your time.

 

take them off and spray paint them. whatever color you like. if you don't like it next week, spray them a different color. 

 

or just ride it. you can't see it if you're having fun. 

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Maybe look into Plastidip.

Its easy to apply and if you get any overspray you can simply peel it off, it hardens into a plastic but I'm sure it would scratch off, good thing is its easy to touch up any places it came off.

I was thinking about trying it out on my fork guards, cheaper then buying plastics and deff cheaper then buying new rims in your case, just a thought

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