A few folks have wheels that are powder coated on the spoke but have polished aluminum on the outside of the rim. How was that done?
I have a friend who is restoring an old Kawasaki, and wants me to try doing this to his wheels. I have always thought the same treatment would look good on my bike (dark blue with dark grey wheels). Any ideas on precisely removing the coating and polishing the aluminum surface? (I think it was Mauri in Germany who did this, amongst others). I could grit blast it off but, I am afraid that in doing so the aluminum would be very rough and never properly polish out.
the alternative for me is a powder coating in a light metallic silver. This might me easier to maintain, eh?
Thanks for any help or thoughts.