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Anyone know what color code or name the metallic golden rims on Ducati Desert Sled have?

- Can I find it in any manual?
- Have anyone used a "spectrometer" to mesaure the color?
- Anyone have talked to Ducati about this?
 

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Ok, Ducati answered me.

They do not paint the rims with a specific color, but instead say that it is the result of an anodic oxidation.

Looks like dead end...

I think the way forward would be to test some metallic mixed versions on a test plate.

Have anyone even tried to find anything like it?
 

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Anodized my ass, these are painted.

(you may want go through your girlfriends nail lacquer collection)
Is there any way to see the difference between painting and a "anodic oxidation" ?

If so, maybe I could show them to a professional painter and let him judge what it could be.
 

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Anodized surfaces are far smoother than the painted rims of the DS, and a lot harder.

Just look at the R1200GS Adventure's rims, the difference is obvious once you've seen them side by side (anodized often has a certain hue which painted doesn't have).
 

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Yeah, if you unlace your wheels you can have the rims stripped, and anodized. I know BMW guys that did that with great result.

Gonna be quite labor intensive I'm afraid....
 

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I will see if Ducati have our understanding and... maybe help us find that color code.

What ever that gold is... it must have a code.
 

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This may not help because mine are mags.
I had these painted 3 years ago and they are still in excellent condition.
Probably wouldn't work on spoked wheels.
I think some of the dirt bike aftermarket rims may be the best way to go - lots of colours.
Regards Ray.
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