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 Post subject: frosting removal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:44 pm 
Retro Guru

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I was just wondering if anyone can help me with the best way of removing the anodizing from my zaskar as it has had a hard life and is looking tired now. and us ut possible to get it re-anodised


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 Post subject: Re: frosting removal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:24 pm 
Old School Hero

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The anodising is basically a skin of aluminium oxide on the surface of the metal. Sodium hydroxide, aka caustic soda, dissolves it. Be careful though, it's nasty stuff and if you're making it from crystals add crystals to water not the other way round - it's very exothermic :).


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 Post subject: Re: frosting removal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:30 pm 
retrobike rider
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do not try that at home. You will melt the entire frame if not careful. You can polish it off, and yes, you can get it redone


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 Post subject: Re: frosting removal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:32 pm 
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do you have any recommendations for where to get it re done


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 Post subject: Re: frosting removal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:42 pm 
retrobike rider
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afraid not, but there have been threads on it on here before. Usually for parts, but I'm sure a frame is possible


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 Post subject: Re: frosting removal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Vapour/bead blasting will do it-and cheaply too.I just love the current Zaskar vibe of late,such kick ass bikes.


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