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    Anodizers

    Hi there all,
    Does anyone know of any good anodizers out there?

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    Ultrachome in Osbourne Park?

    http://www.ultrachrome.com.au

    I'm guessing it's for a bike and they have done this stuff before.
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    Don't think Ultrachrome do anodising.

    These guys do: http://www.aaep.com.au

    They're in Kelmscott. I've used them a few times and they're good, just not consistent when it comes to doing it on time.

    I hear there's a company in Jandakot at the airport that does really nice work but haven't used them and can't find them with a Google. Crobbo might know of them.
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    There are none in Perth that do a good constant job. If its for hard coat on suspension parts there is a place in QLD that is great if you need that post up.
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    Anodizers WA?

    There's always an issue with consistency with anodising... if you want consistency, powdercoat it. For a one-time bath, should come out okay. Good enough for building facades, must be alright?
    Last edited by shifted; 06-08-2018 at 03:49 PM.
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    Anodizers WA are industrial rather than automotive. They specialise in putting through big runs of tube, etc. It's mostly automated. Worked closely with them to get my GSXR frame stripped of anodising because it was too big for anywhere else I could find. They showed me what remained of some Ferrari fans they once did... thin fragile stuff is not what they're set up for.

    And there is a consistency issue here. Particularly with colour. How stuff can come out of China better than we can do in WA (the home of aluminium) is beyond me.
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    True, from what we've seen of buildings and samples there is always a consistency issue with anodising.
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    Aeroplate they have hard anodised and colour anodised suspension components and damper internals without fault, really good attention to detail. AAEP are good but I haven't personally used them.
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    If itís only small bits you want done you can diy it. Have a look on you tube looks pretty easy

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    So well um 😐 I gave it a go diy anodising using pH down. Remember how I said it looks pretty easy? Hahahaha well itís not hahaha granted I didnít put much effort in to it. Iíll give it a go again when i have more time to play around with it. Want to try it with sulphuric acid instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbrRider81 View Post
    So well um 😐 I gave it a go diy anodising using pH down. Remember how I said it looks pretty easy? Hahahaha well itís not hahaha granted I didnít put much effort in to it. Iíll give it a go again when i have more time to play around with it. Want to try it with sulphuric acid instead
    It kinda depends upon the grade of aluminium you're working with. Cast is the worst, high grade billet is the best.

    Watched some Japanese guys doing it on YouTube and they made it look easy. Wankers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    It kinda depends upon the grade of aluminium you're working with. Cast is the worst, high grade billet is the best.

    Watched some Japanese guys doing it on YouTube and they made it look easy. Wankers.

    Hahahaha they are good at making it look easy eh. I just used an older clutch lever I had laying around the garage. Iíll give it another go when time allows proper prep and that sort of stuff lol

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    Iíve taken car parts to Osborne Plating. They were cheap as but they held no responsibility for loosing parts.

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