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    refinishing hollowgram crank arms?

    anyone refinished their crankarms? i have the black ones and they have very noticeable shoe rub and was thinking of getting them refinished somehow in the silver colour. ive seen someone have them polished... but i dont want them shiny!

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    If you don't want them shiny stop at somewhere around 600grit paper.

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    I posted some pics of the last set of M960s I did here:

    http://www.descent-world.co.uk/forum...p?topic=2559.0

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    an italian lab done a re anodizing on them

    and make CNC writings

    100 euro

    http://www.aribike.it/catalogo/catal...33120471611619

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    Scotch Bright wheels, also known as nylon mesh abrasive wheels can be purchased in many different shapes and sizes.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#abrasive-wheels/=917pxx

    I haven't removed anodizing with them but have finished many different types of metal with them. They provide a very nice "brushed" satin look. Finish depends on grit level you get. Even the course grades will provide a nice fine uniform finish. Getting into every crevice and corner will be the challenge. Having a small cone mounted on a mandrel driven by a die grinder would take care of the finer hard to reach details.

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    Ask a Dental Lab to "microblast" them with aluminum oxide for you....Takes only a couple of minutes and will give it an even dull almost titanium like look/finish....
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
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    i'd have to get rid of all the black anodization first though right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal
    i'd have to get rid of all the black anodization first though right?
    No, the microblasting will take it off...
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    the anodising is making the surface of the aluminium much harder.
    If you're concerned about long term wear I'd consider finding an anodiser or look up 'diy anodising' and do it yourself.
    Oven cleaner will remove anodising but you have to be very careful doing it.

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