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TheRedMantra said:
Any here ever anodize thier own aluminium parts? If so, can you reccomend a good kit?
probably 30 years ago I watched a guy anodize his campy road group a gold color. all I recall is it involved a car battery and the wearing of rubber gloves.
 

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probably 30 years ago I watched a guy anodize his campy road group a gold color. all I recall is it involved a car battery and the wearing of rubber gloves.
... why would somebody take Campy part and and ano them GOLD for chissakes? Was he going for that purple neon lights and 22" spinners on the brand new Benz SL kinda look?

Did he have his full carbon Colagno set up with his bars 'ghetto rolled' as well?

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It's one of those things I just haven't got around to yet, but I want to sometime. Really there isn't a great deal to it. I found this site a great guide. :)

http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize99.html

Google is your friend, there's heaps of information out there. :D

Cheers, Dave
Ya, I saw that site. I love google. Especially the toolbar. I think that is what I am going to do. What would be nice though, is to see what others have done and how succesful they have been with their meathods. Purple parts are just so hard to find... :D
 

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TheRedMantra said:
Ya, I saw that site. I love google. Especially the toolbar. I think that is what I am going to do. What would be nice though, is to see what others have done and how succesful they have been with their meathods. Purple parts are just so hard to find... :D
LOL - I was thinking of annodizing a helmet light housing hot pink, but as pinks the new black, I might go blue...... :p :D

I've actually heard of people dying stuff with a strong brew of food colouring (coloring for you non-aussies :D ) but I'm a bit worried as to how it would turn out. I'm pretty sure if you looked hard enough you may be able to find some dye as free samples..... it's unreal what you can find for free.. ;)

Cheers, Dave.
 

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TheRedMantra said:
Any here ever anodize thier own aluminium parts? If so, can you reccomend a good kit?
When I was searching on the net about anodizing about a year ago I came across this site about a guy who does all his anodizing at home. I couldn't find it now on google and I couldn't find it either on MTBR archives (What a PITA they have become :mad: ) as I have posted the site once before on the old boards.

The site would be useful if you plan on anodizing at home as that guy had detailed explainations of all procedures and lessons he learned from anodizing his bits. In essence you need some sulfuric acid a car battery and some vegetable dye. You may get lucky and find it on google or if you can figure out how to search the old boards now I have posted it on save some weight forum last year. Good luck.
 

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Just remember to keep safe if going down the DIY route...... ventilation is the key, I know with a lot of chemicals you don't realise your in trouble until the very last minute, outside or in a shed with a window wide open of some sorted of ducted fan setup would be ideal. I might do another bit of a search and see what I can dig up. The link above is very good though.

Cheers, Dave
 

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... why would somebody take Campy part and and ano them GOLD for chissakes? Was he going for that purple neon lights and 22" spinners on the brand new Benz SL kinda look?

Did he have his full carbon Colagno set up with his bars 'ghetto rolled' as well?

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Go to the Turner board, someone is looking for a Gold spings for his Romic :D this might interest him
 

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Low_Rider said:
Another decent link:

http://www.shadowguarddev.com/alex/anodizing/

Another thing I forgot to mention was that you shouldn't expect anodizing to cover up any mistakes like paint can, what you see before hand is what you will get after anodizing, just a different colour....... and shiny!! :D

Cheers, Dave
Thanks, that second site is pretty informative. I def. want to try to do this in the near future.
 
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