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I know I can chrome it, but I can get a set of custom wheels for what that would cost. I was wondering if anybody has tried to really polish their solid rear wheel out to make it shinier?? Is there a way? With what, and just how f'n hard was it?
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It's got a pretty rough texture. You'd have to machine or blast the surface before polishing it. Could end up being as pricey as having it chromed.
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It would look cool but imagine how hard it would be to keep polished

It's pretty hard to get up in there just to clean. I would imagine that to keep it looking good you would need to remove the wheel periodically just to buff it up. I like riding more than polishing. Just something to think about...
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It would look cool but imagine how hard it would be to keep polished

It's pretty hard to get up in there just to clean. I would imagine that to keep it looking good you would need to remove the wheel periodically just to buff it up. I like riding more than polishing. Just something to think about...
Damn good point. I have a big ass tree climber sprocket, and my bike is lowered so far you can hardly see it anyways. I'm anal and like things to be perfect though, that's why I asked.
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