Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Anodiser

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    5,167

    Default Anodiser

    I have an old Morse Control to replace a part thatís corroding badly. It was painted red but now its polished up and lovely I reckon the only way is to anodise it (all reports on lacquer seem to say its poor) so is there anywhere that is worth recommending?
    Cheers
    Pardon?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Me: Midlands, Boats: East Coast
    Posts
    353

    Default Re: Anodiser

    Evidently not!
    Maybe more of a classic bike thing really, especially as you have only the one item to do and many anodising companies are looking for jobs of multiple hundreds / thousands in a batch. Or you could look for a DIY kit and have a dabble yourself
    Good luck anyway
    De'il ding a divot auf yer wame wi a flaughter spade

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Suffolk/Amsterdam
    Posts
    3,015

    Default Re: Anodiser

    If it's corroded in any way, anodising will not hide any faults at all.

    I had a set of 4 big aluminium cleats that I cleaned up as best as I could (sanded, buffed) and sent them off to be anodised by the company (who were very good) that were re-chroming my winches.

    The results were rather disappointing and in the end I replaced them with new cleats (I was doing a 'restoration').

    I reckon, to look acceptable, the cleat's surface would have to be almost as immaculate as a new unit.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    6,000

    Default Re: Anodiser

    +1 about surface preparation being key. My wife works in a company doing high tech coatings on alloy, magnesium and titanium, and they probably spend more time making sure the surface is good than they do applying the coating (which is similar in principle to anodizing, but a different method of application resulting in a harder surface with excellent shape fidelity that is suitable for engineering components). It is not suitable for one off jobs unless you've got very deep pockets!

    I should say that when I say surface preparation, I mean at the microscopic level.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    5,167

    Default Re: Anodiser

    The only company so far is Star Anodising in Erith, Kent. Very helpful.
    for the surface issue, all traces of paint have been removed using scotch pads and buffing, any traces in crevices removed with a steel brush in a Dremel-type thing and then the inner (hidden) surface which is in box sections for lightness and strength have been sandblasted.
    I'm after corrosion resistance rather than bling, it is a 1982 Sadler 32 so not in the first flush of youth, but if the finish isn't to their liking they can return it and I'll paint it!
    Pardon?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest YBW News

Find Boats For Sale

to
to