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    Do I need to remove water bottle bosses for anodising

    Hello,

    I'm planning on re anodizing my 2002 Titus Switchblade frame.

    Do I need to remove the water bottle bosses?

    If so, how do I do it?

    thanks

    Kand

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    I am not familiar with your frame, but the principle follows that you anodize similar metals. Alloy tube, alloy fittings - no problems. Alloy tube, steel fittings, you have an issue.

    Talk to your anodize applicator and see what he thinks.

    Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    I am not familiar with your frame, but the principle follows that you anodize similar metals. Alloy tube, alloy fittings - no problems. Alloy tube, steel fittings, you have an issue.

    Talk to your anodize applicator and see what he thinks.

    Eric
    Thanks Eric.

    I asked the anodized and you are right. The water bottle bosses need to come off.

    cheers

    kand

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    They can be drilled out and new ones rivted un when your done. Might need a right angle drill head to reach inside your frame. And if you've not done this sort of thing before, you could screw up the frame. But the point is it can be done.

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