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{poll} Black or Silver?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by MaryD, Jan 16, 2017.

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Which color V-Slot would you use to trick out your ultimate machine?

Poll closed Jan 23, 2017.
  1. Black

    78.6%
  2. Silver

    21.4%
  1. MaryD

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    VOTE ABOVE! Which do you prefer? Folks seem to be firmly in one camp or another.
    What would you use for your next ultimate build?
     
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  2. Rob Mitchell

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    Simple really.... Whichever is cheaper!
     
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  3. Rodm

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    X2 on price but I do like the way some of the builds look with black rail and silver brackets. If cost is close I will probably go that route. Maybe even order a few colored slot covers to pimp my cnc. ;)
     
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  4. Rick 2.0

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    Depends on the project. If it is strictly a utility project silver is fine. When looks count however I go with whichever is most appropriate to the project at hand.
     
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  5. EdinSimon

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    Strictly "Classic Silver" for me - scratched black rails over time just look terrible. :(
    Also you don't need to bother trying to hide the cut ends.
     
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  6. Kyo

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    While i personally prefer the aesthetic appeal of a clean build with all black extrusions. It does get scratched and the ends show when cut so for a work machine or prototype that will see a lot of handling or disassembly and reassembly I prefer silver. Like Rick I tend to choose the the right one for the build at hand.
     
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  7. MaryD

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    Black has been the favorite all day and currently is in the lead with 76% of the votes!
     
  8. MaryD

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    Yikes. Mexico mail service must be harsh!
     
  9. Rick 2.0

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    You might see if they can bag them individually in clear poly bags rather than the seven layers of tightly wrapped film and foam and tape they currently use. With it taking less effort to unwrap them, customs would likely be far less pissed off and as they can see through the bags would have no reason to go any further.
     
  10. Hytech2k

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    Prefer black but whichever is in stock works for me......

    Gerald
     
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  11. Moag

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    Hey @MaryD, I know I'm a little crazy, but what about bringing some bright Colour into your lives. But if I must choose... I would go the transparent anodising to be honest to the V-Slot material for most things and black for printers just because black printers look cool with printed colour accents; so both have their place.

    ps. I want bright green ;)

    V-Slot 20x20x500 Linear Rail Colour v1.png
     
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  12. Moag

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    How about a nice "Rose Gold":ROFL:... Now that would look sweet Ronald.:D
     
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    So having first gone to school for photography I have to say that extra reflective surfaces do not help a shoot, so black is the only way to go for those and out of habit everything else unless it's not practical.
     
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  14. Rodm

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    A silver and gold build sounds good! Can someone make a screw cap that looks like a gem stone?:thumbsup:
     
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  15. Moag

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    If your a confident bloke then it don't matter, what people think... pink was the traditional colour for blokes until the recent change to blue for boys, pink for girls of modern fashion;)

    So now I want bright Pink.
     
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  16. Moag

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    Lovely..;) Ronald:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  17. MaryD

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    I like the colors and you know rose gold is hitting everything these days. I'd think red or electric blue would be great...or @Moag 's bright green!
     
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    FUN FACT: OpenBuilds sells 2x more Silver than Black V-Slot!

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    I really like the lime green!!!:D
     
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    I like blue!:D:D
     
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    Silver cuts faster ;)
     
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  22. Rick 2.0

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    So does the outcome of the poll hold any hope for those of us wanting to see black C-Beam?
     
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    Soon on OpenBuilds partstore (JOKE!): OpenPaint in shiny black, extra coverage, smoother surface! :ROFL: More tones and colors to come, stay tuned!

    -Ronald
     
  24. MaryD

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    lol
     
  25. MaryD

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    It doesn't hurt!
     
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    why no black 40x40?
     

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