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09-04-2009 10:33 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Michaelinpr

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I have an all alluminum head and tail that is that horrid bright blue. Is there any simple way or any tips too removing that color. I would rather have the alluminum color as I think it looks more proffesional. So, other than sanding the parts down, is there any way to remove the anodization?

Michael

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09-04-2009 10:42 PM  8 years agoPost 2
zaw

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Oven Cleaner work really well, just let it soak and they come right off.

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09-04-2009 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Michaelinpr

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I read that oven cleaner can leave an ugly finish. I guess I will try it on a part that I cant see first.

I also read you can use TSP. Anyone have experience with TSP????

Michael

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09-05-2009 12:01 AM  8 years agoPost 4
RonO

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I have a lot of experience in removing as well as doing my own anodizing. Anything with Lye. I use red devil drain cleaner. Its pretty much pure lye. Luke warm water, removes all anodizing in about 30 seconds. Eats aluminum if you leave it in too long. Do a test part, you will get the hang of it.

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09-05-2009 12:33 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rotormonkey

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Yeah, I do exactly the same thing. I have a century heli, all the hopups come in anodized purple. I've stripped 'em down with oven cleaner (greased lightning cleaner works too). It leaves a bit of a dull finish. It doesn't look horrible, just not nice and shiny.

This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I crack out the polishing compound along with the cotton wheel on my dremel and go to town. Stuff ends up turning out fairly pretty.

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09-05-2009 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 6
wws2010

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The anno is a protective thing though, it is like paint. I have done anno'ing and I would think that it would increase chance of ware on the parts right?

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09-05-2009 12:58 AM  8 years agoPost 7
rotormonkey

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Yes, it does help protect the surface, but I don't think it'll add to any real wear. The worst that happens is if you polished it, the shine goes away eventually. You can always protect with something else if you're worried about it.

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09-05-2009 04:36 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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09-05-2009 04:45 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Dr.Ben

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Before you strip any part, keep in mind that the mfg includes the thickness of the anodizing in the spec of the part. Thus if you remove the anodizing, bearing holes and so forth will end up a loose fit on parts pressed into them.

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09-05-2009 05:21 AM  8 years agoPost 10
reddragon

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100% correct Dr. Ben.

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09-05-2009 05:55 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Michaelinpr

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Wow. thanks guys. I will let you know how it works out.

Michael

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09-05-2009 07:10 AM  8 years agoPost 12
jesus1895

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PURPLE power>>>>>NOW CALLED SUPER CLEAN>>>

from autozone works awsome too.

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09-05-2009 02:03 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Michaelinpr

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Purple Power??? What is it for originally if I have to ask the staff at Autozone to find it for me??

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09-05-2009 03:05 PM  8 years agoPost 14
RonO

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Only reason I would remove anodizing is to either polish or re-anodize a different color. Even to chrome plate. Cant think of any other reason to do it. Anodizing was invented to give aluminum a hard aluminum oxide surface for durability and to protect the metal. The coloring was just a nice by product of it. Most people are happy with whatever color they get out of the box, even if they dont match at all. I have always liked making things much more difficult for myself....

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09-05-2009 03:11 PM  8 years agoPost 15
jesus1895

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SUPER CLEAN

is a heavy duty cleaner for all type of under hood cleaning..\

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09-05-2009 03:51 PM  8 years agoPost 16
GMPheli

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I remove the anodize on parts that are all scratched up and look like crap. Don't make it fly any better, just look better. After removing the anodize I apply car wax.

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09-05-2009 04:26 PM  8 years agoPost 17
tacohd86

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"MOTHERS" Aluminum and mag wheel polish will make those stripped parts look almost like chrome,especially if you wet sand them with a little 360 or 400 grit wet-paper first.

"Fly it like you stole it"

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09-05-2009 08:35 PM  8 years agoPost 18
Michaelinpr

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That is what I dont like. I spent all this money to get aluminum parts that make my heli look like a toy. To me silver is more proffesional looking. Just a personal thing. I guess I realized I wanted to take off the blue anodized color when My girlfriend said, " Those new parts Make your helicopter look so pretty." Just what I want. A pretty Helicopter.

Michael.

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09-05-2009 08:45 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Michaelinpr

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Sorry that quote didnt work. I am so computer illiterate and as you can see speeling challenged.

The quote was supposed to be from Lasershops post.,

Michael

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09-05-2009 11:21 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Peefor

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I find a short session in the beadblaster removes the colour effectively.

Pete

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