Is it okay to sand off the anodizing on aluminum trim and then polish the aluminum instead of reanodizing? I know people do this but what's better? Any tips on doing this would help.
well I dont know about drano but I have seen oven cleaner take the anodizing off a set of anodized valve covers...of course they were steel...not sure what it would do to the aluminum if anything...possibly someone else might have info on that.No_Nova_Yet said:Will the oven cleaner eat at the aluminum? How long do you leave it on?I've also read that drano works is that true?
Oven cleaner and Drano suck.You have to use straight sodium hydroxide (lye) in hot water.Shouldn't take more than 5 min (tops)Make sure you remove all paint,grease ect off part first.What parts are you trying to de-anodize?No_Nova_Yet said:Will the oven cleaner eat at the aluminum? How long do you leave it on?I've also read that drano works is that true?
I can't help you fix yourself but,at least i can say i tried.I'm sorry i gotta move on with my own liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife!No_Nova_Yet said:glucas, I'll test it out on a junker piece before attacking the good parts. I have a buffing wheel and have polished aluminum before I'm just unsure of the stripping part. What's the main thing I should be worried about? Do people screw this up a lot?