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Thread: Aluminum Anodizing Service from Alpha Metal

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    Default Aluminum Anodizing Service from Alpha Metal

    Hello folks, for anyone who is interested in having Aluminum anodized, I sent a batch to Alpha Metal Finishing in Dexter, MI. I must say, I was very pleased with thier prompt service and quick turnaround. I paid for next day shipping both ways, sent them 56 pieces to anodize on a wednesday and it was back at my door on monday! And the price was quite reasonable I though ($275). Here is thier web site: www.alphametal.com Now the fun of getting it all put back together!

    David

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    so what you do is paint aluminium into a colour ? :roll: :roll:

    sounds cool ...

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    so what you do is paint aluminium into a colour ?

    sounds cool ...
    Hey Lightglow, anodizing is a bit different than painting. Heck I could have just painted the parts in my garage. However the paint would flake off very easily. Anodizing, the way I understand it, is similar to electro-plating. It is submerged in a sulfuric acid and an electrical current passed through it. Then it can be dyed. In my case, I had all the part blackened. It will not chip or fade. It can be worn off, but it is still alot better than paint.

    David

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    What... no pictures? :roll: Or will you show them off later this month?
    Love, peace, and grease,

    allthat... aka: aaron@pangolin

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    Yeah... How about it David? Are you going to be there on the 27th for FLEM? (Or don't you know for sure yet?)

    Adam

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    What... no pictures? Or will you show them off later this month?
    Sorry, no pictures.

    Yeah... How about it David? Are you going to be there on the 27th for FLEM? (Or don't you know for sure yet?)
    I should be able to make it. I'm looking forward to it! Only thing in the way is work. I should know for sure this week though.

    David

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    Outstanding! Keep us informed!

    Adam

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