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Old 04-30-2020, 04:37 PM   #1
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I had a set of wheels with some blue beadlock rings. I did not like the blue and wanted them all polished aluminum.

Thanks to YouTube, a quick 10 minute dip in Easy-Off Oven Cleaner took the color right off. After some simple metal polishing, the rings came out great and I like the wheels much more.

I can't post pictures here yet, but pm me if you want to see the before and after.
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:41 PM   #2
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I had a set of wheels with some blue beadlock rings. I did not like the blue and wanted them all polished aluminum.



Thanks to YouTube, a quick 10 minute dip in Easy-Off Oven Cleaner took the color right off. After some simple metal polishing, the rings came out great and I like the wheels much more.



I can't post pictures here yet, but pm me if you want to see the before and after.
Using Easy-Off is exactly what I do for anything that I get that is colored. If you're using your smartphone to take pictures, download the Tapatalk app , and you can upload pictures directly from your phone without the need of a third party picture app.

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Old 04-30-2020, 04:46 PM   #3
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I've tried both easyoff and purple power and I've had better luck with purple power or any of those purple cleaners, Castrol Super clean etc. I just soak in a container for a few minutes, brush with a course nylon brush, resoak and repeat.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:31 PM   #4
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Greased lightning degreaser worked great for me with no toxic smell and it's cheap. I just let it soak in a tub. Once in a blue moon I'd agitate it. I honestly don't remember how long I let it soak, but it wiped right off.

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Greased lightning degreaser worked great for me with no toxic smell and it's cheap. I just let it soak in a tub. Once in a blue moon I'd agitate it. I honestly don't remember how long I let it soak, but it wiped right off.

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I had no idea that greased lightning or purple Power would work on this. Had I known that, I would have used that instead. The smell of the Easy-Off is just horrible. I always used a respirator with that stuff

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Old 04-30-2020, 06:02 PM   #6
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I believe I first heard about it in RC car action magazine before RCcrawler was a thing. The first time I tried it was on my Tmax back in the day

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Greased lightning probably has a shared ingredient with purple power and others because it came off really easy with the purple power too. I also use it to remove the chrome plating on plastic parts.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:16 PM   #8
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Anyone have pics? Id like to see if the different solutions have different effects on the aluminum.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:28 PM   #9
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Here's my marlin rims with rings deanodized and red anodized.

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Old 04-30-2020, 06:29 PM   #10
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I tried removing anodizing on an older part and it was the worst. It starting eating away at the aluminum and all of the anodizing still wasn't off.
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #11
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What did you use?
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Best results, keep and eye on smaller parts or cheaply done anodize by pulling your parts out every 2min after an initial 5minutes .
When I say cheaply made , this some copy made part from overseas. A well made part with strong anodize would be traxxas Emaxx shocks or alike

Good results : 1. purple power,
2. Greased lightning ( this stuff if not follow directions will eat the clear coat off your auto wheels.
. 3. Yellow top Oven Cleaner . (not blue top)

For my Traxxas Emaxx shocks it took 18 minutes of Yellow top Easy Off oven cleaner. Used a tooth brush to
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