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Offline TK

« on: July 17, 2017, 12:23:52 pm »
Is it possible to give anodizing a bit of a shine? I had my fork tubes done but they are a bit dull. This could be due to the ali not being  'pure' enough.

Offline Dux

Re: Anodizing
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:25:10 pm »
Yip , they can , but the material needs to be polished to a mirror finish , your fork tubes are more than likely a casting so they will be dull .
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Offline TK

Re: Anodizing
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:37:06 pm »
Ok.......if that is the case, is it possible to give the now anodized tubes a clear coat finish to make it pop a bit?

Offline ktmkobus

Re: Anodizing
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:50:50 pm »
What color did you anodize TK?  I heard that black can be brightened by a rubbing it with a bit of clean oil.  I am sure the Rustoleum clear lacquer that I use on natural aluminium will brighten it up a bit.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 12:07:09 pm by ktmkobus »
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Offline TK

Re: Anodizing
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 11:52:31 am »
I did do it in blue. Maybe I'm just being picky. Mind you, the anodizer did mention putting some oil on. I have however noticed that depending on the quality of the ali and the pre-polishing of the ali  will determine the  bling effect.