Re-Annodising aluminium?

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Re-Annodising aluminium?

Postby GTD. » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:04 am

Can alloys be re-annodised?

I have a New Old Stock Centerline Power Post I'm currently modifying to take a Rockshox Pushlock remote instead of the original standard flimsy one that doesn't fit well with my shifters.

The arms of the seatpost are a bright light blue, nice and retro but look out of place on my bike.
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I was thinking of stripping it down now I've figured out how it goes together as I had to partially dismantle it to change the cable.
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Re: Re-Annodising aluminium?

Postby nicklouse » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:07 am

yes but it needs to be totally stripped no other matals can be attached or you will kill the liquids.

so any bushes inserts etc will have to be removed.
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Re: Re-Annodising aluminium?

Postby GTD. » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:29 am

Thanks Nick, By stripped do you mean the previous blue coating or just all the bits removed?

The bushes are just plastic washers and the pivots drift out after removing c clips and grub screws just leaving the alloy arms after removing the catch. Was planning on dismantling them and just sending the arms off if I can find somewhere to get them done.

Just wanted the arms doing, wasn't sure if it was possible.
Mountain: Orange Patriot FR, SubZero & Evo2LE.
Road: Tifosi Race Custom.
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Re: Re-Annodising aluminium?

Postby sm1thson » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:49 pm

Theres a company in Middlesbrough called Cleveland Chroming they do anodising, I'd just head on down with what you have to ask them about what they need stripping etc as they will be the best qualified to say and then you can ask them for a price too. I hear they do a lot of parts for custom Motorbikes etc so they should be set up for doing a one off like that.

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Re: Re-Annodising aluminium?

Postby adesaxo31 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 23:28 pm

If you want to strip the anodising soak it in caustic soda an it will return it to silver


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