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Old 03-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Refishing aluminum with anodized finish

Anything quality for under $50?

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
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depends on the size of the part and how much prepwork the finisher has to do. if they have to remove old finish on a large part its more pricey than a smaller one. if its unfinished and fairly small you might be in the ball park.

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Any way to do it myself? I want to do the whole thing.

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And I meant removing the old anodized finish. Don't like polymer guns or ones that look like it.

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this might help ya a bit

http://www.engineeringhobbyist.com/projects/completed/anodizing/

it can be done at home just dont electrocute yourself

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Awesome link. Definitely need to be careful doing that. High amps and acid are no joke.

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Thanks. Any idea how to remove a anodized coat?

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Being just a surface layer I'd imagine you could sand it off. Just guessing, never dealt with applying or removing.

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And any suggestions for a new finish?

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And any suggestions for a new finish?
What are you removing it from? Anodizing provides surface hardening if I'm not mistaken. Removing it could weaken the part
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