Removing Anodizing ?



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- Bob -

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Any easy chemical way to do this and not attack the underlying alloy ?
 
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Greg Evans

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Bob wondered:

> Any easy chemical way to do this and not attack the underlying alloy ?


Have a look at <http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/articles/polishing/>
the author used Jestco Products' #780 Anodize Remover to good
effect. Let us know how you fare.

Greg (can't wait for shiny components to come back in style)
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Zog The Undeniable

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- Bob - wrote:

> Any easy chemical way to do this and not attack the underlying alloy ?


Sodium hydroxide-based oven cleaner works, but is slow. I used it to
remove green (!) anodising from a brake hanger. Typically the metal
underneath will require a lot of polishing/
 
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Donald Gillies

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- Bob - <[email protected]> writes:

>Any easy chemical way to do this and not attack the underlying alloy ?


Oven cleaner with lye, and a plastic scrub brush and gas mask.

2000 grit sandpaper and simichrome or NEVR-Dull wadding.

Took me 30 mins to make a black seatpost into a polished seatpost.

There is almost no loss of aluminum - i'd guestimate less than 2 grams lost.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA
 

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