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Old 04-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #24 (permalink)
Grant-53
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I have had aluminum rims last for decades. Just keep them clean and touch up with sand paper if needed. Good pads make a big difference. Wear comes from grit. If you get a brush type DC motor consider polishing the commutator to reduce brush wear and resistance.
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