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Old 09-23-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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what is the best and easiest way to remove the
annodized finish from a chassis
and about how long does it take and is the finished product
worth it
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
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Have you tried oven cleaner? Finish product would be silver. Looks cool.
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:30 PM   #3
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i was gona try oven cleaner next
i was wondering how much elbow greese it takes
and does it have to be sanded afterwards or what
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Old 09-24-2003, 01:23 AM   #4
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Anodising is a process which oxidises and seales the surface of aluminium to prevent corrosion and increase surface hardness.
The anodising goes in to the surface of the material, it is not just a coating like paint.
The different colours are added by dipping freshly anodised parts in to dye before sealing the process.

To answer your question - Removing anodising requires the removal of the surface material.
In industry this would be done chemically with an acid based solution. RC racers unfortunately will need to use elbow grease and fine sandpaper ( 600's grit should do it )
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Anodising is a process which oxidises and seales the surface of aluminium to prevent corrosion and increase surface hardness.
The anodising goes in to the surface of the material, it is not just a coating like paint.
The different colours are added by dipping freshly anodised parts in to dye before sealing the process.

To answer your question - Removing anodising requires the removal of the surface material.
In industry this would be done chemically with an acid based solution. RC racers unfortunately will need to use elbow grease and fine sandpaper ( 600's grit should do it )
Absolutly right about hardening and sealing, I wouldn't remove it.
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Old 09-24-2003, 09:04 AM   #6
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very interesting so removing the annodizing will in effect weaken
the chassis (how much weaker i wonder if it is negligable)
thankyou very much for everyones input
its greatly appreciated
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i have removed annodizing with 1000 grit wet and dry sandpaper with some car wash in a bucket although this was on my savages front and rear bars it takes quite some time
my reason was because of the scratches otherwise i would have left it alone as it takes forever
after i removed all the annodizing i polished the bars with Autosol alloy polish it came up great
it would apear that i had reoved only a small amount if any of the alloy
just my 2 cents

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I usually remove adonising by setting my ride height really low, soon you will have a nice 'clear' chassis.
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I usually remove adonising by setting my ride height really low, soon you will have a nice 'clear' chassis.
that will do the trick
or you could just hit it with a 3 inch grinder
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You can usually remove it with oven cleaner... We use this trick on motorcycle frames so we can polish them...
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