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Old 07-08-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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who does anodizing for r/c aluminum parts in the US?
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who does anodizing for r/c aluminum parts in the US?
i need to know also!


i need purple like the stock purple on the hb hpi cars.... im pretty shure there all the same, but i have a moore speed cyclone, so id need it un polished *i think*
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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I can do small quanities. Purple is not a problem.
Let me know,
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i want some anoziding too! You got some pics of your work smitty? Where you located?
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I can do small quanities. Purple is not a problem.
Let me know,
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do u know what the hb hpi pruple loks like? i want it VERY close if not rite on... i dont want it to be a wierd purple

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i want some anoziding too! You got some pics of your work smitty? Where you located?


ditto, i wanta see some to, something in purple if u can and whats the pricing?

i need one of these done in purple, what do i have to do? its already bluw, but has to be purple LOL

http://www.teamassociated.com/enlarge/lrp82510.htm

its not that big really, it kinda is... need any more info?
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Well,
First off, I'm located in the Seattle area. Have raced for many years with my Daughter, but currently not racing.
As for pics, here is the best I have for Purple, as I do not have any parts lying around for a decent pic.
The other pics are some of the parts that I make and Anodize.
I will try to get some better pics later next week, but these will give you an idea.
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well how much would u charge for someting like that?

that heat sink isnt much bigger then a 540 motor..... and how much for shipping and anything else u charge for the prosses?


heres the color, idk if someone has a better pic, but i know any pics i have of my cyclone, the purple loks really shiney, and it really isnt


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNZE4&P=Z


if u can match that color, (im talking about the steering saver, not the rod, the rod looks polihed.. and i want it more dull, not like dull, but i dont wan tit shiney like a mirror, just like u see it in the pic, if u can im down!!!!!!!!!

tell me the info... if u want pm me or email me, and we can talk biz
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The alloy of the aluminum that the part is made from, will affect the color. I have had parts that were on the same tree be different shades.
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The alloy of the aluminum that the part is made from, will affect the color. I have had parts that were on the same tree be different shades.


well how close do u think i can get it?

like integy purple? or what?

as long as its close to that purple im good, i dont want it to be like a pink waay off to light purple...... its just u spend the money, i want to know what im getting is all. as u guys can tell, im new to the ano thing
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I use Aerodynamic Plating in Gardena, CA. They are about the best around and can color match if you provide a sample. Their min. charge is around $70 though. I have never anodized r/c parts (we make lots of aluminum parts for NHRA drag race cars) so I don't know what alloy they are using in r/c. Also note that the parts would have to be stripped and prepped for anodize (polished or glass bead blasted) which would add to the price. I have seen home kits for anodize for home use, but have not seen any parts produced by them to see if it does a good job.

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I do this as a hobby. I ano. my own parts that I make for our sleds (Snowmobiles). So from batch to batch, the color is close, but not perfect. If I am not mistaken, most R/C Aluminum parts are made from 6061 T-6. If 7075 is used, the color comes out much darker, and harder to control in a small ano. line like mine.
Most of the larger Shops must charge a minimum, that's one reason I started to do my own, not sure if I saved a whole lot, lots invested in tooling to do this!!!
There is a lot of info on the net concerning home ano. lines. Here are some links if you wanted to start your own....

http://www.caswellplating.com/

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

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I also want some parts done in HPI purple
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