Re: [Classicrendezvous] Restoring Anodization; Was:polishing NR/SR parts


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 07:55:51 -0700
From: PeterGrenader <peterg@ixpres.com>
To: Cino1947@aol.com
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Restoring Anodization; Was:polishing NR/SR parts
References: <5a.d02676c.2742057d@aol.com>


Yooz got two options:

1) Polish through the anodize to remove the scratch. Do it yourself, with a wheel and white polishing rouge (ideal for aluminum - there are seeral different types) and it shouldn't be that hard -or- take it to a metal polisher who shouldn't charge you more than $10 and it will look terrific

2) Have the anodize stripped, then have the part polshed to remove the scratch, then have it re-annodized. This should set you back at least $100

Remember, anodizing is really thin. maybe a .003 of an inch, tops. Your scratch, though it may look to be only in that thin layer, probably made it to the un-oxidized material underneath.

Cino1947@aol.com wrote:
> The anodized Cinelli 1-R stem on one of my bikes has a long scratch on the
> top that Goes through the anodization but not under it (i.e., not into the
> metal).
> Is there any way to restore the anodized appearence?
> Josh Berger