Re: [CR]Polishing those hard to get to parts?


Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 20:32:30 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Polishing those hard to get to parts?
References: <f2.1a3ba09a.29ef9492@aol.com>


Stevan Thomas wrote:
>
> In a message dated 4/17/02 5:36:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> questor@cinci.rr.com writes:
>
> << However I have a question about how to completely and easily remove the
> clear protective finish applied to 70s era Campy parts... >>
> I haven't done this, but I expect the best way is to take it to a plating
> shop that anodizes, and have them reverse the process to remove the "clear
> anodized" finish. It's only a black finish if it's "black anodized" or blue,
> gold, red etc.

I did this. That is, I took my Campagnolo clear anodized parts to my plater and had him dip them in his tank. They come back _really_ dull looking but I was "profiling" all the parts anyway so it didn't matter. I then polished them with a buffer here at home and put them on my hotrodded Dave Moulton. The plater didn't even charge me for removing the anodization!

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal