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Old 08-11-2005, 04:24 AM   #1
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Sand Blasting- removing anondising???

hey,

just a quick question, will sand blasting remove anondising???

i want to clean up some bulkheads, will this work???

your help will be appreciated,

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Old 08-11-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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EZ-Off (oven cleaner) works good
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I wouldn't sandblast to remove it, you can very easily warp aluminum.... Go the ezoff route or even the purple degreaser and let it sit submerged overnight....
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Use "Greased Lightning". It's a cleaner you can get from Home Depot. I like it better than ez off because it has no fumes, and depending on the grade aluminum it will remove the anodizing without leaving that nasty black residue.
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Use "Greased Lightning". It's a cleaner you can get from Home Depot. I like it better than ez off because it has no fumes, and depending on the grade aluminum it will remove the anodizing without leaving that nasty black residue.
Good choice, I have also heard to use simple green. Simple green is a great all around cleaner. Sand blasting will leave pits in your bulkheads.

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Use "Greased Lightning". It's a cleaner you can get from Home Depot. I like it better than ez off because it has no fumes, and depending on the grade aluminum it will remove the anodizing without leaving that nasty black residue.
this stuff works great! and fast too
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:25 AM   #7
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hey thanx for your replies everyone. another q though... is all this cleaner stuff available in australia???

i can sand blast it @ work for free... thats why i asked... and it seems to be pretty fine sand but ive never tried it on aluminium before... so i wouldnt know

i want to clean it off but i need to be able to buy the stuff in aus

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hey thanx for your replies everyone. another q though... is all this cleaner stuff available in australia???

i can sand blast it @ work for free... thats why i asked... and it seems to be pretty fine sand but ive never tried it on aluminium before... so i wouldnt know

i want to clean it off but i need to be able to buy the stuff in aus

thanx

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Hmm, I am not sure if you will be able to find it. I have never been to australia to see what you have. Check around your stores to see what you have. I know this isn't really helpful to you having to search.

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thanx for your info, it IS helpful... at least its stopping me making mistakes...

guess i'll just have to go do some shopping! haha

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I'll just add one thing. Easy Off oven cleaner contains NAOH or commonly refered to as caustic. Be carefull, caustic will eat aluminum. For best results, spray it on the let it set for a few minutes, the wash it off and repeat.
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I'll just add one thing. Easy Off oven cleaner contains NAOH or commonly refered to as caustic. Be carefull, caustic will eat aluminum. For best results, spray it on the let it set for a few minutes, the wash it off and repeat.
Great tip something I didn't know. Man I am still learning everyday & I love it. I guess then be very careful with the easy off. Everyone have a good weekend.

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thought id bring this back to the top... as i STILL havent got around to removing the anondising off my bulkheads.

another couple of questions;

has anyone tried brake fluid to remove anondising??? we all know it eats through paint like no tomorrow, but has any one had any experience with it and anondising?

also, im assuming sand blasting the aluminium to remove it will take a few thou off right???, so in this instance i would need to pulg all bearing holes and screw holes etc to stop them from being abrased and ruining the fit...???

will this still happen if i used chemicals to remove the anondising???

your help would be GREATLY appreciated, as i dont want to ruin this- hence i havent started yet

thank you

cheers

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Red Devil LYE works AWESOME! My buddy just did all of his FTTC4 parts becsue none of the "BLUE' matched each other. EVERY part came out perfect!
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it'd tame more than a few thou off, dont use brake kleener as it could cause problems to belts and other items, just use oven cleener, also "simple green." is available in aust most hard ware stores stock it or can get it but i havent heard of it striping any thing before.

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thought id bring this back to the top... as i STILL havent got around to removing the anondising off my bulkheads.

another couple of questions;

has anyone tried brake fluid to remove anondising??? we all know it eats through paint like no tomorrow, but has any one had any experience with it and anondising?

also, im assuming sand blasting the aluminium to remove it will take a few thou off right???, so in this instance i would need to pulg all bearing holes and screw holes etc to stop them from being abrased and ruining the fit...???

will this still happen if i used chemicals to remove the anondising???

your help would be GREATLY appreciated, as i dont want to ruin this- hence i havent started yet

thank you

cheers

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