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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Is there a fail-safe way to remove the anodising off of something - even intricate parts?

CHEEEEEZ!


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I bought some drain cleaner from the local hardware store last week and popped some hope qr's into it, took em out a halfhour later and a little rub with a brillo pad and it was all gone, a quick polish with brasso et voila! :wink:

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worked for me too


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:48 pm 
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as said above drain cleaner is what you want. availible in B&Q etc... may be called caustic soda or sodium hydroxide or lye.


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just be careful with it. wear gloves and protect your eyes


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lewis1641 wrote:
just be careful with it. wear gloves and protect your eyes


and your lungs, the vapour can cause plumonary edema


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super, ill be doing that outside then eh?!


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http://old-metal.blogspot.com/2008/11/d ... parts.html


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sweet, cheers Bas.

It kinda seems a shame to do that to some NOS levers, but red aint my thing :)


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