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Old 10-14-2014, 08:46 PM
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Does anybody know who can Anodize my hubs? My local place says he can't Anodize cast. I've seen plenty of stock cast hubs anodized that dark grayish color.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:12 PM
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I don't know that I've seen stock hubs anodized. I know I have seen them powder coated though.

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I have seen stock hubs turned down on a lath, polished and the anodized and they looked very good.
But, powder coating seems to hold up better.

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Old 10-14-2014, 11:11 PM
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dogger has a pretty trick way of doing hubs with powder, makes them look like they've been anode, check his CR500af build thread

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Old 10-15-2014, 05:14 AM
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Used these guys a lot. Cannot answer the question about cast materials as everything we did was machined billet. Give 'em a call or e-mail.
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The hubs must be turned and polished before anodizing. Also the grade of Al is a contributing factor. On older hubs, the anodizing may be 'bad' for the integrity of the hub.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:19 PM
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after I talked to my local guys I thought of chucking them up on the lathe and making them pretty, I can powder coat the hubs no problem. I was going to PC the rims too but to me powder is brittle. It's hard but brittle and Didn't think it would hold up as well on the rims itself so i'm going to get the clear anodizing stripped off the rims and get those done black. Am I on the right track here?
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Might be cheaper to buy new rims.
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Powder is free, anodizing rims $75.
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