Raw Finish- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: Raw Finish

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 2xPneu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    916

    Raw Finish

    I'm getting a 2011 Sultan and was considering the raw finish. Anodizing, paint, and powdercoat all offer protection against oxidation which the raw finish does not...have any of you long-term raw owners noticed any problems from not having some sort of protective coating on the frame?

    Would you get the raw again or do you regret it?

    Thanks, rc

  2. #2
    BBW
    BBW is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BBW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,181
    remember that we are talking about aluminum, not steel. The raw is worry free! All my bikes from now on will be raw. Soapy water from time to time like you would do to any of your other finishes and keep riding!
    BBW. MS, RD

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 2xPneu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    916
    Quote Originally Posted by BBW View Post
    remember that we are talking about aluminum, not steel.
    Right, they all oxidize, Al gets the kind of dull oxidation that's not to the extent of Fe rust, but its still there.

    Appreciate your comments, I'll probably go raw!

  4. #4
    BBW
    BBW is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BBW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,181
    Quote Originally Posted by 2xPneu View Post
    Right, they all oxidize, Al gets the kind of dull oxidation that's not to the extent of Fe rust, but its still there.

    Appreciate your comments, I'll probably go raw!
    but remember that those marks we call them "character"
    I think that the changes in coloration look better than scratches on the pain imo
    BBW. MS, RD

  5. #5
    Yes, that's fonetic
    Reputation: whoda*huck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    3,892
    All my bikes are raw now.
    <a href="https://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x64/whodaphuck/?action=view&amp;current=051011001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x64/whodaphuck/051011001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

  6. #6
    nocturnal oblivion
    Reputation: stumblemumble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,329
    The raw is great, if it gets scratched you either won't notice, or it can be buffed out. Absolutely worry free. The oxidation gives it a matte finish maybe, but it's part of the 'color'. I actually prefer the raw look over color. Sort of a stealthy, ignore my bike look. Doesn't have the "steal me" look of a blue Ibis Mojo.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jncarpenter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    6,929
    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    All my bikes are raw now.
    The middle bike looks obsolete!


  8. #8
    Yes, that's fonetic
    Reputation: whoda*huck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    3,892
    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    The middle bike looks obsolete!
    I suspect when (if) we see a new RFX the one on the right may be as well.

  9. #9
    DGC
    DGC is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DGC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,345

    In the Raw

    I have had painted Turners, ano Turners, ball burnished/polished Turners, and now a Raw Turner. I really like not having scratches show on a paint or ano finish. If those ano and painted finishes were tougher I might have mine that way. I would easily buy another Raw finish in a heartbeat.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Raw Finish-img_3544-copy.jpg  

    OUCH...!!!!!!

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Motorep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    318
    I don't think I'll ever own another painted mtn bike. The raw is the perfect finish for a bike that gets rode hard and put away wet.
    Ibis Ripley
    Bianchi Infinito CV
    Surly LHT w/S&S couplers

    "The Jeep is America's only real sports car"
    Enzo Ferrari

  11. #11
    Beer swillin' rabble ridr
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    155
    Raw all the way, no decals either
    Drink beer all day

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: joshuagore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    240
    If you like the look, then its a no brainer.


  13. #13
    May contain nuts
    Reputation: Haggis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,330
    Does black hand you sometimes get from handling raw aluminum bother you?

  14. #14
    Five is right out
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,174
    Quote Originally Posted by 2xPneu View Post
    Right, they all oxidize, Al gets the kind of dull oxidation that's not to the extent of Fe rust, but its still there.

    Appreciate your comments, I'll probably go raw!
    Aluminium oxidises within seconds, and that very thin layer of oxidisation protects the underlying metal from further oxidisation. So the oxide layer is its own protective layer.

    Unlike steel, which will continue to oxidise (rust) all the way through.

  15. #15
    bump and grind
    Reputation: cobym2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    706
    Raw anytime. This used to be blue. Had the PC stripped to raw, then added a clear coat.


  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    38
    Quote Originally Posted by DGC View Post
    I have had painted Turners, ano Turners, ball burnished/polished Turners, and now a Raw Turner. I really like not having scratches show on a paint or ano finish. If those ano and painted finishes were tougher I might have mine that way. I would easily buy another Raw finish in a heartbeat.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1309144377


    That rear brake hose should be sat ontop of the linkage and that's why there's a cable tie hole on the top and one on the rear. :-)

  17. #17
    nocturnal oblivion
    Reputation: stumblemumble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,329
    Quote Originally Posted by happysv View Post
    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1309144377


    That rear brake hose should be sat ontop of the linkage and that's why there's a cable tie hole on the top and one on the rear. :-)
    Looks right to me, not sure what you're saying.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    38

  19. #19
    nocturnal oblivion
    Reputation: stumblemumble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,329
    Makes sense, I'd never noticed the rear one.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    645
    I've always wanted to strip my RFX to raw. Unfortunately, mine's Ano and not PC. Greg discouraged me from doing it as stripping Ano might affect the tight tolerances in the frames bushings etc. Great looking Raw bikes here!

  21. #21
    bicycle rider
    Reputation: morganfletcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,718
    Quote Originally Posted by 2xPneu View Post
    Would you get the raw again or do you regret it?
    I'd definitely get raw again. Looks good, wears well, utilitarian.


    I love my bike. by fnagrom, on Flickr

    Morgan

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    111
    Hey Coby is that your small raw rfx!?! How is the clear coat holding up??

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    125
    Raw. Doesn't bleach out like paint as my bike is outside 7x24 except covered in the rain. Like look of raw better than paint.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    51

    Raw TNT Flux

    Nice timing for this string. I have had a few silver sparkle, a blue and a smoke black turners and this "new" to me raw flux looks to be my favorite. Now I need some help buiding it up. I thought about 1x10 to keep it simple.
    <a href="https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v112/kacerrob/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_1016.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/kacerrob/IMG_1016.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Robert

Similar Threads

  1. Raw finish?
    By geerider in forum Knolly
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-23-2010, 02:38 PM
  2. What finish is this - looks bad ass
    By Karve in forum Nicolai
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-07-2009, 06:34 AM
  3. cry cry I WANT TO FINISH MY GT...
    By kikaha in forum GT
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-30-2009, 03:42 PM
  4. Finish my XCL
    By onabike in forum Custom Builders & Other Manufacturers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-16-2007, 09:26 PM
  5. Anyone opt for a raw finish?
    By Jerk_Chicken in forum Turner
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-01-2007, 08:10 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.