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    DIY: how to de-anodize billet parts.

    Copying my thread from GPN to here. Here is how I do it and some of the stuff I have done. Enjoy.
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    I have done my re-search on this. I have not found a thread on GPN that show's you how to do this. However there are a few threads in the article section that tell you how TO anodize.

    I get PM's all the time asking me how do I get my parts to look so sweet. so I decided to make a thread for everyone.

    also there are a few threads with people asking how to take off anodize and they get reply's to use easy-off. DONT its way to harsh on the aluminum. I have tried it.

    best part about it is that greased lightning is soft on the hands, no gloves needed. the process will take anywhere from 30min to an hour and a half depending on the size of the part.


    FRIST STEP: go buy a gallon of, greased lightning. get the 1 gallon bottle. they are $8.49 out the door at lowes.

    SECOND STEP: get a part you would like to strip. (this is my goped 10th anniversary gas cap)

    THIRD STEP: submerge the part in the greased lightning.... it looks so bad *** when it starts to bubble.

    FOURTH STEP: as the part is soaking, shake the container to make the liquid slosh around. do it ever now and then.


    STEP FIVE: once the part is done take it out and dry it off fast, the aluminum will start to oxidize. when its all dried off put some polish on it. I use mothers. :nice:

    and tada. all done. i knew you could do it.

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    My old HW deck.






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    This worked well for me when I did my red TGN lever, glad to see ADA added a DIY section

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    My buddy's jetski UMI part.










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    My friends clamps I did.







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    Mine and Pushinit's clamp's I did.








    looking good. =)



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    Push's is done. left a little coat of anodize on cause he did not want it shinny, wanted it to match his deck.



    time to sneak mine in. Shhhhhh dont tell him.





    Push polishing his a little.

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    mine looking good.






    both are DONE




    action shot of dumping out the container. came out good with my Potato Phone.






    Hope this thread help's some of you guys.
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    I'm sure your lawn loves you for the G.L. And DEQ would love to see that a photo. Great write up PGM!

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    Great DIY!!!

    It is important to thoroughly rinse the parts after letting them soak and also not to let them soak in the degreaser too long. Degreaser is Alkaline and will continue to eat into aluminum over time. Even though the chemical seems safe/soft on hands its still a good idea to use gloves as well and rinse this stuff off if it comes in contact with skin.

    Thanks for posting this PGM.
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    2 questions:
    Will this work on a goped powder coated frame?
    Will this work on regular paint? Meaning not adoinized paint...

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    No, this is only for anodizing. Powder coating must be bead/sand blasted, sanded/wire wheeled or burnt off.

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    Good thread.
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    Nice Thread.

    Will this work with removing nickel plated items?

    Thanks

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    Great thread! Have a deck I have been wanting to de anodize but wasn't sure how to go about it. Thanks for the how to!

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