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Old 06-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Nickel 6UL's? What's going on here?

So I got 4 boxes in and they said nickle on them but when I busted them open I was greeted with these:



Did something change and the nickle wheels look very much like the silver or did I get the wrong wheels packed in the correct boxes?

For reference my first gen Nickle's:

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I'm pretty sure the color scheme has changed a little since that first gen. Look at the rest of the rim, is it black? The nickels have the black "interior" portions (everything besides the face). Silver is all one color, and it looks more 'dull' than the current nickels, but I see where you get your confusion from the 1st gen reference. Much less chrome-like nowadays.

EDIT: This applies to my Gen 2 nickels. Looking at some Gen 3s, I think the nickel might not have the black coloring I mentioned, but that coloring pictured looks like the new nickel.

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Gen 1 looks like hyper black. That is a 2 stage paint job. The current ones look like more of a single stage nickle finish. Both look great IMHO.
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My 2nd gen's look like the 2nd picture... or at least they did when they where new. Now they are all missing large amounts of paint :/

The nickel paint chips off VERY easily
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Yeah, the finish chipped off (the first gen's) pretty badly when I had the tires removed after they were sold.
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What about the Bronze ones? That's a bummer that the finish is so fragile on the Nickles.
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yeah my finish is coming off as well i knew i should have gotten black....
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yeah my finish is coming off as well i knew i should have gotten black....
Wheels are tools/wear items. Who cares?
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true. and its cheaper to get a new 6ul wheel than have them repainted and run on a used rim that could bend or break at any time
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Wheels are tools/wear items. Who cares?
My TR motorsports have had the tires changed and they aren't peeling.
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My TR motorsports have had the tires changed and they aren't peeling.
They're also heavy and questionable build quality (spoke thickness variation).

Anyway, I agree the color is different, but they still look great.
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Wheels are tools/wear items. Who cares?
No dude, the nickel plating is easily the least durable, by a large margin. A small rock hits them and you end up with a dime sized chunk of coating chipping. However, nderneath the top nickel layer is an insanely durable black layer of... something. So you end up with spotted wheels in no time.

I wish I've gotten black/bronze
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yeah my finish is coming off as well i knew i should have gotten black....
The black paint on mine chips very easily also...

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No dude, the nickel plating is easily the least durable, by a large margin. A small rock hits them and you end up with a dime sized chunk of coating chipping. However, nderneath the top nickel layer is an insanely durable black layer of... something. So you end up with spotted wheels in no time.

I wish I've gotten black/bronze
Is it truly a nickel coating, or just a nickel-colored paint? I've never seen the nickel ones in person. Usually electroless nickel coating is very impact/scratch resistant.
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Those look the same as my silver ones, at least in the picture.
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My nickel looked like this. I bought them in February 2011.
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Usually electroless nickel coating is very impact/scratch resistant.
I'd be very surprised if it was actual nickel. I'd be even more surprised if it was electroless.
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The nickel paint chips off VERY easily
This. Be careful with the impact wrench. Mine got a little wild and took off a little chip.

Sig has nickel 6uls
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My nickel looked like this. I bought them in February 2011.
That sucks, I am not sure why that is as this nickle finish really doesn't look special...just looks like a darker variant of silver to me.
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Actually, that's what real nickel looks like.
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I'd be very surprised if it was actual nickel. I'd be even more surprised if it was electroless.
Cool. Like I said, I've never seen the nickel ones in person. Maybe Emilio will chime in.
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