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    Idea! Anodizing Aluminum Parts

    This may be a bit OT, but someone on here might find the info useful, especially if you're building a bike or looking to personalize your current bike.

    I've machined some aluminum knurled nuts (for the QRs) & the paint had started to peel on the bike anchors that I use (similar to pic below)

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1500_.jpg

    I've sandblasted the anchors & have been looking for a place to have them anodized. Last week @ the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), I found this business:

    Anodizing | Macfarlane Nameplate and Anodizing

    Talking to the people manning their booth, they do small batches of parts and that bike or snowmobile parts wouldn't be an issue. I'm not sure what the costs are like but will let you know. I was told to ask for Charlie when dropping off any parts.

    They're on Carlingview Near the Arizona Grill Lounge.
    2008 Trek Fuel EX 8
    Apsley, Ontario, Canada

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    The finished parts:

    Anodizing Aluminum Parts-20171204_anodizing.jpgAnodizing Aluminum Parts-20171204_bike-rack-clamp.jpg

    The large red knob is for another tool. The blue knurled nuts are the QR skewer nuts.

    Final cost was $85 Taxes in'

    Turnaround was very quick as I could've picked up the parts the next day.
    2008 Trek Fuel EX 8
    Apsley, Ontario, Canada

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    Nice to know for next time I need something anodized. Imagine there is a minimum charge and so if you'd done twice as many parts it wouldn't have costed that much more?

    Did you have to provide the parts with any existing finish removed or can they do that for you?

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    I know the shop that I get zinc dichromate plating (the common yellowish gold finish) done has a $125 minimum charge.

    From their site:

    We can provide a number of finishes from clear to coloured (black, red, blue,green, and gold). We can also strip your parts prior to anodizing.
    I was going to post that they do more colours than just blue & red.
    2008 Trek Fuel EX 8
    Apsley, Ontario, Canada

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