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    What type of wheels (alloy) do I have?

    How can I tell what kind of alloy my wheels are made of? I looked for any indications and markings, but didn't see any. This is the bike I bought.

    http://archive.fujibikes.com/archive...me=Declaration

    It just says alloy. The reason why I'm asking is that I want to strip the paint off of them and leave them silver. If I do that, will I have to treat it somehow? Like with a clear coat?

    Let me know guys. Also, does anyone have good tutorials on painting rims? I will consider powder coating them, but if there are good tutorials, I might try to do it myself.

    Thanks!

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    Aluminum.

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    Is aluminum the most common? And how did you know that? Any suggestions on protecting it after stripping?

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    Rims pretty much only come in Steel, aluminum alloy, carbon, and wood.

    Your link says the hubs are alloy, doesn't specify what the rims are. but I can't believe they would be anything but Al.

    Fuji alloy sealed bearing hubs w/ track nuts, Fuji painted double wall 32H rims
    Last edited by dedhed; 09-25-12 at 06:45 PM.
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    If a magnet sticks to them, they are not aluminum.
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    I don't recall seeing steel rims on a road bike since the 70s. Has anyone seen steel rims on a road bike newer than 30 or 40 years?

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