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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:11 am 
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This one of the things I have been working on for the last year and half. I have test wheels with 3500 miles on them so far that shows no wear on the black brake surface at all. This is not a ceramic coating or other type of spray on coating.

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:shock: I want a frame coated in this stuff!


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So can it be used on carbon brake surfaces? Does it have any thermal insulative properties is it possible to roughen it for better brake pad grip? What type of process is it?


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cajer wrote:
So can it be used on carbon brake surfaces?


No, it can only be done on aluminum.

cajer wrote:
Does it have any thermal insulative properties


No, not really, it was developed to stop wear not protect against heat.

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is it possible to roughen it for better brake pad grip?


Yes, but it would need to be done to the rim before the finish is applied. This finish is actually in the metal not on top like a coating. So if it is applied there would be no way to rough up the metal without wearing the black finish completely off.

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What type of process is it?


It is a secret, I will tell you that it is very similar to the Mavic Exilith process but not quite the same. The process is not what actually makes the rim black, the rim is dyed first and then the process is done which impregnates a super hard material into the grain structure of the aluminum but if the rim was not dyed first it would still just be silver. So theoretically I could make the rim any color and that color would not wear off but I don't think there is a market for multi colored rims that the brake surface stays that color.


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So theoretically I could make the rim any color and that color would not wear off but I don't think there is a market for multi colored rims that the brake surface stays that color.


I wouldn't write that off. It's pretty cool idea!

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rmerka wrote:
I wouldn't write that off. It's pretty cool idea!

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