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Old 11-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default 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



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



here they are after a half an hour.



be sure to rinse them well after removing them and then polish them up!
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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I sanded mine off, this looks way faster. Who sells greased lightning?
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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I sanded mine off, this looks way faster. Who sells greased lightning?
you can pick it up at most super markets and hardware stores
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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albertsons or walmart i think
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:15 PM   #8
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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



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Old 11-11-2009, 02:51 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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I will go pick some up and try it on my extra set of beadlocks.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:09 PM   #11
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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
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:15 PM   #12
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Now this is what i needed. Thanks
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #13
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Very Shinny going to have to try that on mine I to sanded mine before takes too long especially by hand
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:18 AM   #15
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damn, I know what im doing now. thanks

lol Really thanks I cant wait to do this to mine.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:57 AM   #16
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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?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:10 PM   #17
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OK, so here is the latest dilemma, what kind of Greased Lightning do I get?
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:52 PM   #18
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Thats way better then oven cleaner. Thanks for th info
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:01 AM   #19
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wow!

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


thanx
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #20
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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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