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Old 07-17-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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Any one have any suggestions on how to safely and easily strip anodized color from small parts without damage?

I have a couple small parts that dont match the rest of the car and I wanted to strip them back to silver.

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Easy Off will do it....
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From what I have heard that can damage/pit the part. Any less aggressive options?

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greased lightning will work as well. Not sure how abrasive it is though.... I know someone who used it on their Schuie bulkheads and it worked great.
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greased lightning will work as well. Not sure how abrasive it is though.... I know someone who used it on their Schuie bulkheads and it worked great.
I have used this on many anodized aluminum RC car parts with great success. I chose not to use the Easy Off as I also heard that it can cause "pits" in the metal. If you use Greased Lightening, just pour enough into a glass bowl to cover the part. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, check the part and flip it over if needed. Then, remove the part from the bowl and rinse it off with water. After drying the parts off, I would recommend using a product called Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish to give the parts a nice shiny chrome-like finish. It works very well.



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If its hard anodized, nothing short of dynamite will remove it.
Regular anodization will come off with Easy-Off, but it will pit aluminum
if left on too long. The trick is to keep an eye on it. Be sure to wear gloves
too.
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If its hard anodized, nothing short of dynamite will remove it.
Regular anodization will come off with Easy-Off, but it will pit aluminum
if left on too long. The trick is to keep an eye on it. Be sure to wear gloves
too.
For hard anodizing (or any) I use their Anodizing & chrome stripper... http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/aluminum.htm It's made up in a 5 gallon pail with a lid and I have it made for whenever I'm doing any metal refinishing...
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I have used this on many anodized aluminum RC car parts with great success. I chose not to use the Easy Off as I also heard that it can cause "pits" in the metal. If you use Greased Lightening, just pour enough into a glass bowl to cover the part. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, check the part and flip it over if needed. Then, remove the part from the bowl and rinse it off with water. After drying the parts off, I would recommend using a product called Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish to give the parts a nice shiny chrome-like finish. It works very well.



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can you get this in the uk and wear.
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Any one have any suggestions on how to safely and easily strip anodized color from small parts without damage?

I have a couple small parts that dont match the rest of the car and I wanted to strip them back to silver.

Thanks

Jamie
Some anodizing shops will do it as a part of their preparation process. I have a shop locally that will do that.

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