[CR]Re: removing anodized finish

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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:37:00 -0400
From: matt ballman <kattonit@optonline.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: removing anodized finish

Hello everyone,

I am a new poster but have been lurking for about six months. I got turned on to the list via Steven Willets @ the bike stand in N.J (a great mechanic & human being). I am the proud owner of two vintage Redcay touring bikes (one lugged one fillet brazed) A Frank Peckham road bike, & a Fat Chance Bro Eddy mountain bike, plus a few OT bikes. As far as removing anodizing from aluminum a technique we used back in the BMX days was to spray the part with EZ off oven cleaner & then put it in the oven at 200 degrees for approx. 20 minutes. The finish would then wipe right off & the aluminum could be polished to a mirror shine with Mothers mag cleaner. Anyway, hello to everyone & thanks for all the great info.

Matt Ballman
highland park N.J.