Re: [CR]Anodized Finishes

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Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 18:11:26 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Anodized Finishes
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Ray Homiski wrote:
> There is a lot of information on anodizing on the web. This may have been
> posted here before but there is a DYI site where they sell what is needed
> to accomplish this.
> Another site explains anodizing in detail
> Also I notice that when anodizing is discussed I always see Aluminum as
> the substrait. I was wondering if other metals can be anodized. I ask this
> because I own a classic Claude Butler frame that is 531 but looks to be
> anodized and I need to do some restoration on the rear triangle. Has
> anyone heard of steel alloy anodizing?

"Black chrome" which in reality is nickel plating. Kind of delicate.

It was not exactly common place, but they used to spray translucent colors over chrome so that the chrome showed through the paint. Sort of looked like colored anodizing. Very beautiful!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California (55 miles in sunny mid-60s)