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Powder Coated Deep V's Easily Scratched?

Old 04-04-06, 01:53 AM
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Powder Coated Deep V's Easily Scratched?

So I have a pair of supposedly powder ocated, lime green deep V's and am kind of dissapointed. they ride awesome but I've only had them for about two weeks(normal riding plus a flat) and they look like its been a hard two weeks. I thought powder coating was supposed to be close to bomb-proof. Am I expecting too much or should I shoot off an email to velocity? What do you guys think?
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Old 04-04-06, 01:58 AM
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we need pictures. if u're disappointed, then e-mail. but wheels are wheels, and they take a lot of debris. have u wiped them down...?
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Mine are covered in mud and grease, but no scratches that I've noticed. pictars!
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I've been wrong before but I was under the impression that they were all either powdercoated or anodized...
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Old 04-04-06, 06:35 AM
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i've had the same issue with my pink v's... will try and get pics
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i think everything but the metallic colors are powdercoated. gold and such are the anodized which are slightly rarer but do hold up better. that said, my blue rims held up great while i had them. i think the only scratch visible was created by tire levers.

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My white DeepVs are pretty bombproof... that said, if I wanted a "bombproof" frame, I'd expect the metal of the frame to hold up, and wouldn't care about the finish.

so, I dont know if anyone should expect a "bombproof" paintjob/powdercoat. If that's what you're looking for look into getting your bike/rims chromed/nickleplated (but that'd add weight to your rims)...
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power coat should not chip/scratch,they prolly epoxy painted them.
 
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mine...

the worst one...






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nothing is permanent - including your fancy wheels.

sorry.
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Mine have chipped also. I don't think they're really thickly powdercoated, I mean, my electric red ones are kinda translucent. I stressed for two days after I built them, but hey, I can always build another set that I won't use. Nah, I'll use those too.
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may not be permanent but in my experience proper powder coating shouldn't scratch easily at all.
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Mine are similar to those but I'd say worse, I'll try and get pics up soon.
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Originally Posted by rvabiker
So I have a pair of supposedly powder ocated, lime green deep V's and am kind of dissapointed. they ride awesome but I've only had them for about two weeks(normal riding plus a flat) and they look like its been a hard two weeks. I thought powder coating was supposed to be close to bomb-proof. Am I expecting too much or should I shoot off an email to velocity? What do you guys think?
sound like they forgot some clear coat...
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Originally Posted by [165]
nothing is permanent - including your fancy wheels.

sorry.
the buddha's last words apply here: "all composite things are subject to decay. work out your salvation with diligence!"

at this point he attained mahaparinirvana.

i think he rode fixed.
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