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    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?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
    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?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    search function. this topic gets brought up on a weekly basis. the break will wear away the anodization and it'll look somewhat like a machine surface.
    FWIW, here a dark anodized, non-machined rim after over 20 years of use:


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