[CR]Campagnolo anodizing and markings

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Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 12:16:28 +1000
Thread-Topic: Campagnolo anodizing and markings
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From: <Suzy.Jackson@csiro.au>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Campagnolo anodizing and markings

Hi guys,

I'm not sure whether this is strictly on-topic (the cranks in question aren't, but I believe Campagnolo has used this method of marking for a good while...)

In any case, I've got an otherwise nice set of Chorus cranks, with blooming through the anodizing. I could easily remove the anodizing (using oven cleaner) and polish them, but would like to restore the markings. So my question is how are these done by Campy? They look to be anodized in, as they only come off once you've worn through the clear anodized layer on the cranks.

I'm thinking perhaps of removing the anodizing, polishing, anodizing, then covering with etch-resist (used in electronics), exposing with a slide of the logo, then coat the logo area in black dye, so that the bits where the etch-resist isn't get dyed, then finally boiling the whole thing to seal the anodizing... Anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?

Regards,

Suzy