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rim black anodize

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Need input.

Want stock rims in black, so want them anodized, bud dont know if I shoult have them sand blasted prior, or just clean them.

Blasting would probably do no good to smooth alu surface?

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Stock rims are already anodized clear. You need to strip that off first or the black anodize will not "take". Sand blasting will give you a really crappy looking surface. Polish with scotchbrite and progressively finer polishing compound or sand with 600-1000 grit paper to remove the anodize and give you a good looking surface for the black.

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Is there a chemical or electrical procedure to break the anodizing effect, sort of reverse anodize.

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When you take it to be anodized they dip in a path of acids, rinse with baking soda solution, polish it and then re-anodize in the color you want and seal with another solution!

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22 $

un-anodizing, polishing?, anodizing.

Dont know the result yet, pick em friday.

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Why don't you just get them powder coated instead. It's cheaper, faster, and will probably hold up just as long.

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Dont believe that added colour layer will hold up as much as already proven and tested anodizing, as all bikes have it from natural, red, blue to black colour.

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all done. Consider, rims are 8 years old.

from distance it will look nice.

Yes, EXCEL text is gone now.

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my rims are 8 years old too... i used a Marks-a-Lot marker though. not sure on how it will hold up though compared to your anodized ones.

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