How do you get anodizing of rims?


10 replies to this topic
  • dunecj2a

Posted August 23, 2005 - 10:46 AM

#1

Anybody know how to remove the anodizing off of the rims? Mine look like crap and I would like to polish them. I would like to get them down to the bare aluminum but I can't get that finish off. Its all faded and spotted :D

  • djbiker

Posted August 23, 2005 - 12:30 PM

#2

paint thiner and a lot of elbow grese, then to get real thoung spots out try a dreiml tool

does not work on black

  • Yak

Posted August 23, 2005 - 01:20 PM

#3

Easy Off Oven Cleaner.

or

There is a product at home depot called Zep Industrial degreaser. This will also remove annodizing.

Ive used the Easy-Off a few times on R/C car parts. It works, but takes a few hours and a few applications.

  • Jetsprint2

Posted August 23, 2005 - 02:02 PM

#4

On our anodized aluminum parts at work, brake cleaner does a good job wether we want it to or not. :D

  • dunecj2a

Posted August 23, 2005 - 08:37 PM

#5

OK I'll give those a shot.......Thanx :D

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  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted August 24, 2005 - 11:48 AM

#6

Meguiar's Mag Wheel Cleaner. Soak it in the stuff, works wonders.

  • KILLERCUDA_83

Posted August 24, 2005 - 07:19 PM

#7

If none of htat stuff works u can always try high industrial airplane paint remover they sell it at autozone in a spray can it literally stripped the paint off my frame on my dirtbike within i say no more than a minute

  • dunecj2a

Posted August 25, 2005 - 10:22 AM

#8

Meguiar's Mag Wheel Cleaner. Soak it in the stuff, works wonders.

You know I read that in TWMX or maybe MXA. I tried it on my Pro Taper top clamp and my rims and it did nothing. I let it soak for a long time to. Didn't work for me :D , but thanx :D

  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted August 25, 2005 - 08:30 PM

#9

You know I read that in TWMX or maybe MXA. I tried it on my Pro Taper top clamp and my rims and it did nothing. I let it soak for a long time to. Didn't work for me :D , but thanx :D

It worked on my friend's frame. How did you do it? You have to scrub, you know! :D

  • dunecj2a

Posted August 26, 2005 - 07:40 AM

#10

It worked on my friend's frame. How did you do it? You have to scrub, you know! :D

Yeah I tried that and it did nothing for that coating on the rims. Whats up with DID rims. I just bought a new front one on Ebay off of an 04 250F and its already polished aluminum finish. It doesn't have that coating on it like the Excel rims.

  • CHEEZE13

Posted August 26, 2005 - 07:54 AM

#11

You can strip off the existing anodized layer from any anodized part by placing the part in a caustic solution for an hour or so. It is a good idea to soak the part, and intermittently wipe it off.





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