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Old 06-25-07, 02:22 PM   #1
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Finish on silver velocity deep-v rims?

Does anyone know if the silver velocity deep-v rims are bare aluminum or if they have some sort of finish on them? I have a black set on my bike and want to strip the black off, but wasn't sure if I should put something on them afterwards. I don't want to polish them or anything, I am just looking for a color like the stock silver. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:58 AM   #2
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Old 06-28-07, 10:45 AM   #3
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they have a coating on them at least the shiny silver ones do
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Old 06-28-07, 12:52 PM   #4
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yeah, I have a set and they look like, um, metal. They aren't polished and it appears that there may be some sort of coating that gives it a very slight texture -- not necessarily visible but to the touch, it's there.
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yes you have to remove the coating before you polish them
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the 'bright silver' color advertised by velocity is anodized.
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as far as i know, all their 'colours' are anodised. my advice, keep the black!
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most of their colors are powercoated. a limited few are anodized.
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Is the Electric Red anodized?
Can you use a brake on anodized surface or does it still need to be machined?
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