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mr.freeze 11-10-2009 03:44 PM

DE-anodizing without oven cleaner
 
Don't now if has been discussed here or not but there is an easy way to de-anodize your aluminum parts without using oven cleaner.

First pick up yourself up some Greased Lightning and put it in a plastic bowl of some sorts.

Then place your aluminum parts into the Greased Lightning

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/102_2886.jpg

Let it soak for about 15 to 30 minutes or so slightly agitating the parts now and then.

After about 5 minutes you can see a difference
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/102_2887.jpg


here they are after a half an hour.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/102_2894.jpg

be sure to rinse them well after removing them and then polish them up! "thumbsup"

BLKXJ 96 11-10-2009 05:26 PM

I sanded mine off, this looks way faster. Who sells greased lightning?

mr.freeze 11-10-2009 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLKXJ 96 (Post 2095431)
I sanded mine off, this looks way faster. Who sells greased lightning?

you can pick it up at most super markets and hardware stores"thumbsup"

dunerdude69 11-10-2009 05:31 PM

albertsons or walmart i think

cuzican 11-10-2009 07:06 PM

I used draino on mine...but the same method, soak for a half hour agitating once in awhile.
Greased lightning is probably a little less toxic though.

dub599 11-10-2009 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cuzican (Post 2095677)
I used draino on mine...but the same method, soak for a half hour agitating once in awhile.
Greased lightning is probably a little less toxic though.

i use drain-o too. it works a little faster and doesnt etch the metal half as much as the greased lightning does. if your going to polish it use drain-o, it will save a ton of time sanding and polishing. here is my old axial, i stripped and polished all of the aluminum links and rock rims. with the drain-o i just gave it a quick hit with some 2000grit sandpaper then a little metal polish.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...9/DSC01625.jpg

tklatti 11-10-2009 07:18 PM

Shinny:mrgreen:

mr.freeze 11-11-2009 02:15 PM

I'll have to try the the drano but I wouldn't want to get that on my skin. the Greased Lightning is safe enough to put your hands in at least. I didn't have any problem with the etching they seemed to clean up quite easily.

bottom two haven't been touched, the rest I hit with some mothers billet polish and the dremel real quick

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/102_2901.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/102_2902.jpg

C*H*U*D 11-11-2009 02:51 PM

Those look great......I don't remove anodizing much, but I think I like this idea better than Drano or Oven Cleaner. Thanks for the tip!

1supra 11-11-2009 04:38 PM

I will go pick some up and try it on my extra set of beadlocks. "thumbsup"

dub599 11-11-2009 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr.freeze (Post 2097245)
I'll have to try the the drano but I wouldn't want to get that on my skin.

x2 that stuff scares me. i always use rubber gloves when dealing with things like drain-o

team3six 10-09-2010 04:15 PM

Now this is what i needed. Thanks"thumbsup"

Tedro 10-09-2010 06:50 PM

Very Shinny going to have to try that on mine"thumbsup" I to sanded mine before takes too long especially by hand

Frank Rizzo 10-09-2010 07:27 PM

I could not have read this thread at a better time.
Here is my question once back to natural metal what do you think would be the best paint for my beadlock rings?

PontiacGT201 10-10-2010 12:18 AM

damn, I know what im doing now. thanks:x

lol Really thanks I cant wait to do this to mine. "thumbsup"

alexchen86 10-10-2010 12:57 AM

Yup I saw this on this month's issue of RC Driver when they were deanodizing a Savage. Turned out pretty clean too. Is it just me or does Easy Off smell kinda chalky and vanilla?

team3six 10-10-2010 09:10 PM

OK, so here is the latest dilemma, what kind of Greased Lightning do I get?

rockn 10-10-2010 11:52 PM

Thats way better then oven cleaner.:shock: Thanks for th info:mrgreen:"thumbsup"

SwampDawg 10-11-2010 01:01 AM

wow!

sanded mine and took forever, wouldnt do that again! lol
but this will defintely be the way to go for me. "thumbsup"


thanx ;-)

radical rc 10-11-2010 12:38 PM

I did a set of upper and lower links with draino and all they needed was a quick scrub with 1000 grit sandpaper and a little polishing with the dremel and i was good to go. Thanks for the tip.


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