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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:04 pm 
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Jez, if you do decide to try this yourself, can you amend your will to name me as the benifactor of your bike collection, please. :)

You know just in case, wouldn't want it to go to waste. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:11 pm 
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It will all be different shades of a putrid orange after Ive finished with it all... lol


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:31 pm 
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if they're small bits paint them with nail varnish can look quite good
and don't cost much :D


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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mikee wrote:
if they're small bits paint them with nail varnish can look quite good
and don't cost much :D


:lol:

Nah, just cover stuff in coloured foil from your christmas tin of quality street


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:15 pm 
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Jez,

I've annodized cranks, seat posts, cable hangers, stems, Ringle Bottle cages, and CK hubs.

The orange was tough as it tends to come out more "goldish" than deep orange. Even with longer cook times to build a thicker base (micros thick, mind you :P ) and generous dye periods the best I could do was a moderate "drank too much orange koolaid and threw up on my best white dress shirt" hue. Alot of it has to do with the type of aluminum as well as meticulous preparation.

Ended up sending a set of cranks out to have the orange done...after 5 months and countless phone calls they came back worse than my effort...ughh!

Here's a link to an excellent site for info, Ron's a peach to talk with as well...

http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html

I went ahead and bought his complete book, an excellent source for the money.

Now, if you want to talk cool, I set up a TI anno line that kicks butt!

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:22 pm 
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A couple more important links -

Caswell materials

http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/aluminum.htm

Caswell forum

http://forum.caswellplating.com/forumdi ... 8f0a9&f=11

Archived Bikepro aluminum info, including annodizing

http://www.bikepro.com/products/metals/alum.html

enjoy,

rody


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:44 pm 
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We have a supplier that we use for our anodising, I know that they can do red and blue as that's what they do for us. I could find out what their colour range is if you like? We put a fair bit of work their way so they may be lenient with their pricing!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:54 pm 
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he seems to be anodising guns there at the bottom :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:02 am 
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no worries - its normal for paintball stuff!

the browning is another concern !!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:06 am 
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rody, they are some cool sites! Thanks!


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