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Old 05-02-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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changing anodizing colors

so i want this oil cooler kit, but my bike Black/Gold/silver

so i want to change the red/blue for black/gold

changing anodizing colors

is that easy to do locally?
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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Interesting question, I don't see it possible without removing the existing anodized surface which would me media blast. Maybe scooter has more experience.
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It is possible to remove anodizing without damaging the metal underneath but it requires chemicals most people don't have lying around.
I would think a good anodizing company would be able to do it. Maybe call around and see whats out there.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:41 PM   #4
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Here's a 4 valve head (OE is 2v) + cooler
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That is some serious farkle.
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I can't remember who I called about 6 months ago but there are quite a few companies in Houston that do it. I was shopping around to have my fork tubes done and it was going to be $40/ fork. They're out there, just Google it.
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I had an anodized yoyo that I wanted to polish (t6 alum) and I spent way mor time than I thought I would polishing it on a lathe.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:23 AM   #10
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got a quote of $45/color, but cannot do the hose fittings while attached to hose.

who can disassemble them? is it hard?
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EZ Off oven cleaner. Just follow the directions and all the color will come right off. Then you can get them done in just about any color you want them in. We do this to our RC car parts all the time.
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What about the hose ends. Do they need to be Dis-assembled
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I would call the anodizer and see what they say. I would think that the process would not harm the hose typically.
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Make your own hoses with the ends you want and order the cooler you want
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