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    Can I strip my blur scales?


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    Can I strip the black coating off of the Blur scales so that I can get them anodized?
    If so, what is the best process of doing this?

    Thanks,

    -orangish ducktape

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    Don't know about anodizing, but I used media blasting to remove the black coating off mine. Unfortunately I used a large medium and it's taking a while to get them polished back down, but I work on it every now and then. Use a small media to blast them if possible or Dremel has some neat attachments that may do the job, but I haven't tried them.


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    You can do as stated above. Or you can let the scales soak in Grease Lightening. I"ve done my flashligbts this way.

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    I agree that greased lightning works well.

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    Are the trac-tec inserts easy to take off and put back on?

    -orangish ducktape

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    I slooooowly peeled the inserts out. Adhesive is intact and ready to put back in when I'm ready. Just be slow and steady.

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    If you're going to send them out to get re-anodized, most places will strip the old anodizing off before doing the new color. The place I was thinking about having some done does this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OvalmanPA View Post
    If you're going to send them out to get re-anodized, most places will strip the old anodizing off before doing the new color. The place I was thinking about having some done does this.
    True. Most places will sand or media blast before applying anything. They will re-blast it even if it had been blasted or chem stripped. It is cheap insurance that thier coating will stick.

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    There is some stuff I bought at Kragen/O'Riley that is called "Aircraft Paint Stripper" it is some foul smelling stuff, comes in a spray can and liquid goo.

    It will strip paint and anodizing I think. I have used it on a honda valve cover to remove the crinkle coating that was on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OvalmanPA View Post
    If you're going to send them out to get re-anodized, most places will strip the old anodizing off before doing the new color. The place I was thinking about having some done does this.
    Could you email me the place you were thinking of? I have not been able to find anyone that will do small scale anodizing.
    Thanks,

    -orangish ducktape

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    I'll just tell you up front that this place had (if I remember correctly) a minimum cost of $128 or $134. That is there minimum price. This is kind of why I haven't gotten anything done as the price "per piece" for only 6-10 pieces was to high for me.

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