[CR] Anodize no! Schadenfreud yes!

Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet

From: Tom Sanders <tesanders@comcast.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:28:33 -0400
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Subject: [CR] Anodize no! Schadenfreud yes!

I had intended to stay out of this one because it has been so thoroughly covered a few years ago and I'm sure the archives are rich with info. However, once again I see some members advocating and being advised to use Easy Off Oven Cleaner to remove anodizing. This stuff is nasty beyond belief and dangerous both to you and to your treasured parts. What's more, you want the Original even nastier version, not the newer somewhat more gentle kind. Leave it on too long and you have ruined parts (unless you are up for some really serious buffing!), a gooey mess and the real possibllity of doing harm to yourself.don't touch or breath in this execrable stuff!

There is a company (Jestco) that specializes in Airstream buffing materials to restore vintage Airstream travel trailers that makes a wonderful remover for anodizing. They call it # 797. You just put a couple of table spoons in a plastic container, add water and your parts and watch the anodizing go away. They advise using gloves and goggles and that would be a good idea for sure, but I have handled the stuff with bare hands and not even gotten an irritation.

Here is the URL for their website: http://www.jestcoproducts.com/index.php?act=viewProd http://www.jestcoproducts.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=20 &productId=20 The stuff is only $12 for a 16 ounce bottle of the crystals and I've been using it for years and am not a quarter of the way down the bottle.

I should like to add a comment about the usage of such words as Schadenfreud on our list. I love it! I really did learn something new from Prof. Eddie! I had to go look it up. Of course, for my own self, I strongly prefer to eschew obfuscation.

You're a great audience, thanks and goodnight!

Tom Sanders

Lansing, MI USA