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Old 03-18-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Deandonizing Revo chassis makes it weaker?

Would deandonizing a traxxas Revo 3.3 chassis make it weaker? Thanks
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Its not going to make it weaker but it will expose the allum and make it rust and so on
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Would deandonizing a traxxas Revo 3.3 chassis make it weaker? Thanks
You can clear coat it after so it wont tarnish..
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Its not going to make it weaker but it will expose the allum and make it rust and so on
last time i checked aluminum doesnt rust only iron
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Anodize is an aluminum oxide coating over the bare metal, the oxide can be dyed different colors before the pores are closed. If you remove the coating, more aluminum oxide will form. What is known as rust is just iron oxide in steel, same kind of concept. The anodize (aluminum oxide) is harder then the bare aluminum or the thin layer of aluminum oxide that will form under normal conditions. It will resist wear better with anodize. It does form a hard layer around a more ductile base metal, but I can't imagine it lends much to the overall integrity of the chassis. Then again, I don't have any experience in RC chassis design.
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last time i checked aluminum doesnt rust only iron
Rust is Iron Oxide, as Aluminum doesn't have any iron content you are 100% correct

Go ahead and deanodize the chassis, last year I did the same on a stem and chainwheel (crank sprocket) on my brother's BMX bike and both have held together just fine. Though personally I would clearcoat the chassis after you strip it just to give it a slight layer of protection, doing a rattle can clearcoat should work just fine.
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