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    Spot Raw pictures? is it easy to maintain the finish?

    I was wondering what advantage/disadvantage has to have a raw finish? could somebody explain it to me
    Could anybody post a good close up pic?
    Thanks

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    not so super...
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    There is no maintenance - it's raw aluminum.

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    How could it get uglier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    How could it get uglier?
    It can't. I've always thought about getting a raw one and polishing it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    How could it get uglier?
    I got you

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    Linky-linky

    After a year and a half the appearance of my frame has not changed.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    How could it get uglier?
    by painting it.

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    I've done a little hand polishing with mine - not enough to be super shiny, but just enough that it's not dull. I like it this way.

    Very easy to maintain. I like the variety and character that develops in the appearance through use. Occasionally, I'll take some diluted Simple Green and spray it on a blue shop towel, then wipe down the frame to remove sweat stains, etc. Good as new.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/h0vBoZqqsG3bPQe-3G1y3Q?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2W6rELw9q40/SXkcwzaKf3I/AAAAAAAACww/REidaDjYxpM/s800/IMG_4362.JPG" /></a>

    Raw frames rule
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/niDV9BufflpBjazIORVALA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2W6rELw9q40/SXkfRE5q5dI/AAAAAAAACw8/SPLovhBdEeY/s800/IMG_4358.JPG" /></a>
    Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

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    I'm going raw soon. I think theyr'e clearcoated aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t66
    I'm going raw soon. I think theyr'e clearcoated aren't they?
    nope - just RAW


    Chris - what do you have in the works?

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    Raw = no further finishing once they get pulled from the heat treat oven.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Looking to lighten up a little this spring, got my eye on a spot to replace the illfated XCE.

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    Look at the closeups of Darren's. It's spotless, chemical dipped the thread suggest.

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