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 Post subject: Custom anodising
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Next thing on the list of things to do...

Anyone have any experience in custom anodiising?

I know it can be done.

What about a group purchase if we manage to get a contact whos up for it?

Im thinking of getting a load of stuff done in bright orange maybe?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:34 pm 
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do a search on southern downhill forum. theres a company that advertises it with prices etc. been mentioned on STW as well.

I got a load done for free via a mate off here a while back. henry food colour scheme tho.... black or black ;) :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:35 pm 
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You can buy diy kits for annodising, i'll dig out the details, it's an old car restoration business.

I also know someone who does laser etching, if that's of any interest?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Yes I know of that company - it seemed quite expensive if I recall.

Black is fine but I might aswell spray something.

Want that crazy intense Mango colour!


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It's only dylon clothes dyes, oh and some acid and other nasty stuff, but relativley easy to do.

The problem with companies doing it is that theyhave a set range of colours, back in the 90's when i used to make stuff, nothing ever was the same colour as ringle's and who evers stuff was. A real nightmare.

Have a look here, and get inspired

http://astro.neutral.org/anodise.shtml


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There was a big long discussion about this either here or on the MTBR VRC forums. From what I understand, that stuff is highly caustic and people say not to F around with it unless you really know what you're doing.

But if anyone here can do it, you can Jez!


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I'll surely melt my high end components, electrocute myself or dye myself permanantly or something if I end up mucking with that stuff.

:P


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:54 pm 
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B3 wrote:

The problem with companies doing it is that theyhave a set range of colours, back in the 90's when i used to make stuff, nothing ever was the same colour as ringle's and who evers stuff was. A real nightmare.

http://astro.neutral.org/anodise.shtml


to be fair ringles colours were massively inconsistent as well! :lol:


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Jez,

As mentioned before in one of the many previous posts, I've set up a line and run some pieces through it...

has a LONG learning curve to master consistant coloring and is fairly expensive to self equip. Can be quite fun in a mad scientist kinda way.

I've also had some pieces done by OEM companies with varying results.

FYI...orange is one of the most difficult colors to nail down.

rody


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:00 pm 
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"FYI...orange is one of the most difficult colors to nail down. "

OH BUGGER!

Typical!

Kudos to you Rody for doing it! What did you anodise?


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