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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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    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.



    Raw frames rule
    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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