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DIY: how to de-anodize billet parts.

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  • #16
    Get'er done!


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    • #17
      Thought id bump it.
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      • #18
        I was actually gonna try this out this weekend or next. Thanks PGM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by blt113 View Post
          I was actually gonna try this out this weekend or next. Thanks PGM.
          Awesome.



          I just saw a guy on facebook ped page use oven cleaner, next time he will do it this way after I showed him this thread. So thought id bump this thread.
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          • #20
            Started deano'ing my gas cap.



            White lightning in a cup. Drop in gas cap.


            Less than a minute later it started to bubble. I can be mesmerizing...

            After 25 minutes, the color starts to show it is fading and the GL starts to turn red.



            .....more to come.

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            • #21
              Looks like you need to do a couple fresh drops. Coming along.


              Did you try that tooth brush while it was in there? For me my hands rubbing it or a brush helped take off the color.
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              • #22
                After an hour, the top shows better results than the bottom/inside.





                I dumped the old, red GL and gave the cap a fresh batch to soak in.

                I am not using the 'commercial strength' Grease Lightning that PGM showed in the first post. I had an older, quart size, spray bottle, so since I had it, I used it.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by pedguyman View Post
                  Looks like you need to do a couple fresh drops. Coming along.


                  Did you try that tooth brush while it was in there? For me my hands rubbing it or a brush helped take off the color.
                  I noticed I could use my finger and wipe off some of the red. I did not use the tooth brush...yet. I don't know if using a smaller container is hindering the process, but slow and steady is fine by me. I'm getting paid at work while I do this.

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                  • #24
                    I gave it another 30 minutes in the fresh GL. I didn't want to leave it in any longer. The tooth brush didn't want to take off as much as my fingers did.

                    The final product isn't as good as PGM's, but this was my first time. I also think the 'Commercial Grade" might work better.



                    A bit of sanding and polishing to finish it when I get home from work.

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                    • #25
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                      • #26
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                        • #27
                          I know this thread is old but what would you guys use to polish the parts up afterwards or if you just want to polish billets parts period?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by cky_ej29 View Post
                            I know this thread is old but what would you guys use to polish the parts up afterwards or if you just want to polish billets parts period?
                            i have a bench grinder that i installed a buffing pad that i got from lowes. i have a green bar that you can get from ebay. put some of that on the wheel and start polishing the parts. ive seen other sand their parts with like 1000 grit + then use mothers aluminum polish.

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                            • #29
                              I prefer the Mothers Mag and Billet polish. About $10 at Auto part store. Depending on condition of aluminum, I'll start with 400, moving on to 600, 800, 1000, 1200, and 1500 if I still have the motivation. Wet sand it with a little dish soap and keep the sand paper as clean from build up. Hand polish with CLEAN fiber cloth. Finish with wiping down with another clean fiber cloth.

                              After all that work, the shine is really appreciated.

                              A buffing wheel makes it easier, but I tend to prefer hard laborious tasks.

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                              • #30
                                polished mine by hand using Mothers polish.
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