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Old 01-04-10, 09:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone sells BLACK COLORaxle nuts with rotating washer ?

I am trying to get everything black on my bike but can't find black axle nuts anywhere.
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Old 01-04-10, 09:50 PM   #2
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Black spray paint & something to stuff the hole to protect the threads; problem solved.

Although you'll have to reapply sometimes as the color will chip off.....
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I am afraid any type of spray paint will chip off every time nut is unscrewed. Thus this is not really a solution.
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Old 01-04-10, 11:17 PM   #4
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They're alloy, but here they are:

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Conspir.../dp/B001KOODP8



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Old 01-04-10, 11:33 PM   #5
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I am afraid any type of spray paint will chip off every time nut is unscrewed. Thus this is not really a solution.
I thought there was that kind that holds really well on metal....
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There is...appliance paint (epoxy spray paint) can be bought in any hardware store and is really durable but would still chip off over time.
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There is...appliance paint (epoxy spray paint) can be bought in any hardware store and is really durable but would still chip off over time.
Yea that's the stuff I was thinking of.

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Steel axle nuts (or anything steel, for that matter) can also be turned black by getting them really hot and dipping them in old motor oil.
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What about all the coloured alloy nuts I see in BMX stores, how come they are ok for BMX and not for track bikes?
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That's what the nuts in the link I posted above are. No attached washers though and that's what the dude asked for. Oh well...
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Ok, I guess washers don't have to be attached, though washers should be black color.

Regarding these washers:
http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Conspir.../dp/B001KOODP8

as far as I understand threads should be 10x1 and 9x1 not 3/8 inch as them.
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Well then, I guess you're screwed.
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Haha, those alloy nuts are sold by ActionVillage, good company, no doubt. (They sell paintball stuff as well pbgear.com)

Regardless, those nuts will scar like any other, considering they are aluminium, and probably anodized. In all honesty you'd get identical results with using a sharpie on a nickle-plated steel set.
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I wasn't kidding about heating up regular silver axle nuts and dipping them in used motor oil.
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most axle nuts that i have encountered have a coating that prevents it from corrosion. i would try to take that off before doing motor oil trick.
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i also was searching for some black axle nuts and could not find some. I ended up painting them and they are holding up surprisingly well. i haven't really removed the wheels too often but there is no chipping yet.
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