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 Post subject: REMOVING ANODIZING
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:44 am 
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heard the one about oven cleaner ..........

anyone got another option ..... ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:03 am 
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Caustic soda works a treat.

Warm water in bowl. Wooden spoon.

Lots of fizzing - silver component!

Brasso - whoopppeeedoo!


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:37 pm 
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where can i get some from ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:56 pm 
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Tescos - Do it all etc I think


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Found this on the fixed gear gallery:


http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:iL ... =clnk&cd=3


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Caustic soda is the way. Big bowl of warm (not hot, or the reaction goes a little crazy - think all over your face, I learnt from bad experience and a week of red spots all over the face!), add a table spoon of soda and stir. Now lower item in to bowl and stir, remove after 10/15 seconds and wash with cold water. Repeat the dunk and wash until everything is off, now brasso to hearts content. Don't just dunk the item in and leave it for a long time as the soda will badly pit the ali and then the finish looks like sh*t. Little and often is the way.

Tescos in the cleaning section (caustic soda is a great drain clearer and fat remover) or B&Q. No more than $5 a pot and that will last you a long while


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 4:23 pm 
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slim,

wear some decent rubber gloves if you are using caustic soda.
and don't breath the fumes in :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 4:27 pm 
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cheers guys , think i have all i need to know

shall get some tonight , and don my evil scientist guise tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:37 pm 
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well tried it , and nothing

soda crystals , same thing as described , bbq , drains and so on

just no reaction , no fizzing nowt ??

did i get the wrong thing , contains sodium carbonate ?

cleaned the shit out of the cut outs , and bolt holes though :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:38 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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No you got the wrong thing. Soda crystals are like the gay cousin of caustic soda, they are mainly used for cleaning stuff, not for ripping the sh*t out of it. You need the stuff which actually says Caustic Soda on the pack. Back to B&Q with you


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