Braking on Anodized Surface
If I use a brake on a non machined anodized surface will it make that screeching sound? Will the black streak left behind be very noticeable on a black wheel?
search function. this topic gets brought up on a weekly basis. the brake will wear away the anodization and it'll look somewhat like a machine surface.
Last edited by dayvan cowboy; 02-26-09 at 09:41 AM.
No. Machined sidewalls are a recent phenomenon. We used brakes on anodized, non-machined sidewalls for decades and it worked fine. If your brakes are squealing it's probably a shoe toe-in issue. And black streaks on a black anodized sidewall are not noticeable at distances greater than 6 inches.
Originally Posted by coppertop4646
FWIW, here a dark anodized, non-machined rim after over 20 years of use:
Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy