im getting a new threadless stem and i really want it to be silver. almost all of them are black that ive seen. i am wondering what i need to look for in a black stem to know if i can turn it silver.
for example...is it just that anything that is aluminum potentially silver? i can just strip it with aircraft paint remover and then polish the bare metal right? what about that sort of blasted black look that some aluminum parts have (i see this on handlebars a lot).
is there some sort of indication in the description of the part that will let me know if it can be turned from black to silver?
my main reason for this is that i dont want to limit myself to only the silver stems and not get the one that i really want!