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Old 07-25-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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How to install anodized parts w/o damaging

So I ordered an oil cooler for the grom, seeing temps over 300deg is worrying me.

Am the fittings are anodized, how do I install them w/o damaging the finish
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I've always stuck a towel over my fork caps before I put the socket on it. It's worked well the few times I've had to do it, but that's the only anodized part I've put a wrench on. I'm assuming it would work with an adjustable or open-end wrench as well.
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Anodized doesn't mean anything other than the finish on them , they are still regular (aluminum ) fittings so proceed as you would any other aluminum fitting , just be sure to not OVERTIGHTEN them and you should be good

Edit: I just re read it and saw its the finish your speaking of, use the proper size wrench or socket and make sure it doesn't wiggle around because that will scrape it , or use a soft microfiber towel as 40acres mentioned and just be gentle with it
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Anodized doesn't mean anything other than the finish on them , they are still regular (aluminum ) fittings so proceed as you would any other aluminum fitting , just be sure to not OVERTIGHTEN them and you should be good
Yeah I've never had a problem putting a wrench on em but I've still been gentle.
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