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#1 2013-02-25 10:33am

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anodizing shop question

i've searched to no avail. im looking to have hubs anodized red, can someone recommend a shop.

i looked in the phone book local to me. i was lucky to find ONE welder. so no companies to anodize to my knowledge.


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#2 2013-02-25 10:48am

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Re: anodizing shop question

I would like to hear some suggestions on this as well.


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#3 2013-02-25 11:28am

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Re: anodizing shop question

You are probably looking for a recomendation but here is a website to help locate one. 
http://www.anodizing.org/cgi-bin/cap_chart.cgi

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#4 2013-02-25 11:37am

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Re: anodizing shop question

most companies that do anodizing (that I have found) will not do small run parts. (Also its hard finding ones that do bright-dip coating)  Are you hubs steel or aluminum?, and what is the current finish on them?  I recently redid my Kunyu hubs on my 85 Predator.  They are steel with a base chrome and a candy top coat.  I stripped the original candy coating (that was all chipped) and sprayed them with blue candy


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#5 2013-02-25 12:23pm

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Re: anodizing shop question


Hi?

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#6 2013-02-25 12:29pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

troynlori wrote:

http://www.mcnicholsanodizing.com/

Have you used them before?  If so, what kind of turn around time and pricing?  Results?

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#7 2013-02-25 12:34pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

Have a look:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/66274

Speaking for myself, everything you questioned was just fine.


Hi?

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#8 2013-02-25 12:46pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

you can try TCR wheels in Cali.  they specialize in MX stuff though.


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#9 2013-02-25 2:20pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

troynlori wrote:

Have a look:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/66274

Speaking for myself, everything you questioned was just fine.

heres on thats quoted as " fine " works for me.

hope to have a few more shops / wearhouses, but its a start.

the front hub is nos, rear has wear. no spoke marks on them they are aluminum.

thanks.


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#10 2013-02-25 5:54pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

I run a small-scale anodizing shop in Florida that specializes in small parts.  My site is http://zanodize.com for more information.  Most big shops do lot charges or hourly charges that can be quite expensive for someone looking to get a few parts anodized.  If you just want your parts done red I can do it for cheap and anodize them the day I receive em.  By the way i found your post by Googling cause I'm currently slow and hoping to pick up odd jobs like yours.  Any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Sorry if I'm breaking any forum rules.


-Ryan


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#11 2013-02-25 5:58pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

Zanodize wrote:

I run a small-scale anodizing shop in Florida that specializes in small parts.  My site is http://zanodize.com for more information.  Most big shops do lot charges or hourly charges that can be quite expensive for someone looking to get a few parts anodized.  If you just want your parts done red I can do it for cheap and anodize them the day I receive em.  By the way i found your post by Googling cause I'm currently slow and hoping to pick up odd jobs like yours.  Any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Sorry if I'm breaking any forum rules.


-Ryan

Can you do hard anodize?


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#12 2013-02-25 6:14pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

woogyboogy wrote:

Zanodize wrote:

I run a small-scale anodizing shop in Florida that specializes in small parts.  My site is http://zanodize.com for more information.  Most big shops do lot charges or hourly charges that can be quite expensive for someone looking to get a few parts anodized.  If you just want your parts done red I can do it for cheap and anodize them the day I receive em.  By the way i found your post by Googling cause I'm currently slow and hoping to pick up odd jobs like yours.  Any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Sorry if I'm breaking any forum rules.


-Ryan

Can you do hard anodize?

I am not set-up to hard anodize yet.  What kind of part you need hard-coated though?


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#13 2013-02-25 7:16pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

Zanodize wrote:

woogyboogy wrote:

Zanodize wrote:

I run a small-scale anodizing shop in Florida that specializes in small parts.  My site is http://zanodize.com for more information.  Most big shops do lot charges or hourly charges that can be quite expensive for someone looking to get a few parts anodized.  If you just want your parts done red I can do it for cheap and anodize them the day I receive em.  By the way i found your post by Googling cause I'm currently slow and hoping to pick up odd jobs like yours.  Any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Sorry if I'm breaking any forum rules.


-Ryan

Can you do hard anodize?

I am not set-up to hard anodize yet.  What kind of part you need hard-coated though?

20" Pro Class hoops (rims) They need to be dark gray or charcoal looking to be correct.


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#14 2013-02-27 10:20am

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Re: anodizing shop question

Zanodize wrote:

I run a small-scale anodizing shop in Florida that specializes in small parts.  My site is http://zanodize.com for more information.  Most big shops do lot charges or hourly charges that can be quite expensive for someone looking to get a few parts anodized.  If you just want your parts done red I can do it for cheap and anodize them the day I receive em.  By the way i found your post by Googling cause I'm currently slow and hoping to pick up odd jobs like yours.  Any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Sorry if I'm breaking any forum rules.


-Ryan

You should buy a few BMX parts, restore them and document the process with photos then post them up. If the results are good I'm sure business will come rolling in.


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#15 2013-02-27 10:23am

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Re: anodizing shop question

SKYWAYNE1026 wrote:

Zanodize wrote:

I run a small-scale anodizing shop in Florida that specializes in small parts.  My site is http://zanodize.com for more information.  Most big shops do lot charges or hourly charges that can be quite expensive for someone looking to get a few parts anodized.  If you just want your parts done red I can do it for cheap and anodize them the day I receive em.  By the way i found your post by Googling cause I'm currently slow and hoping to pick up odd jobs like yours.  Any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Sorry if I'm breaking any forum rules.


-Ryan

You should buy a few BMX parts, restore them and document the process with photos then post them up. If the results are good I'm sure business will come rolling in.

This is a great idea.. If all looks good, I'm sure plenty of people would send ya stuff.. Especially if you can do small runs on parts.. I've been looking for a shop locally, but they're usually only interested in larger jobs or commercial stuff..

Keep us updated.. cool


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#16 2013-02-27 10:41am

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Re: anodizing shop question

not worth it man, not for just hubs.  the cost would be ridiculous!  keep looking.  you find red anodized suzue hubs all day long on e-bay.  maybe just buy a different set?  would be cheaper.


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#17 2013-02-28 7:07pm

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Re: anodizing shop question

cool thank you for your interest. maybe folks that have a part or two that need anno, could get together and have a run. this might help with the cost your speaking off.
red
blue
green

anno runs. a shop would still be needed. so i'll keep asking around.


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#18 2013-03-01 5:01am

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Re: anodizing shop question

astroidbeltwalker wrote:

cool thank you for your interest. maybe folks that have a part or two that need anno, could get together and have a run. this might help with the cost your speaking off.
red
blue
green

anno runs. a shop would still be needed. so i'll keep asking around.

Like I said earlier in the thread I specialize in small part anodizing and do them for a way cheaper price then the big shops.  Overall if the hubs don't need to be stripped or prepped in anyway, can be color anodized for roughly 20$ but if you send it off the big shops they do 70$+ lot charges or even more usually.  Plus I'll pay to ship the parts back.  I use to anodize for a few big companies and know how much they screw over small part runs and set-up my own small shop just for odd jobs like yours.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.  Thanks


-Ryan


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#19 2013-03-01 5:31am

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Re: anodizing shop question

I stopped at my local plating company to drop off some araya 7x rims to get chrome plated last week and asked about anodizing.  They have a minimum shop charge of $125.  So, if I wanted one pair of hubs done it will cost $125 (ouch).  They quoted me $200 to do 4 bullseye hubs and 4 20"x1.75" araya 7x rims (the rims needed to be cleaned up as they needed to be stripped and they were used with scratches).  I plan to drop off the parts in the next week or so and will post some before and after pics when I get them back.  Shop turnaround time is 2 to 5 weeks right now.

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#20 2013-03-01 5:44am

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Re: anodizing shop question

Zanodize wrote:

astroidbeltwalker wrote:

cool thank you for your interest. maybe folks that have a part or two that need anno, could get together and have a run. this might help with the cost your speaking off.
red
blue
green

anno runs. a shop would still be needed. so i'll keep asking around.

Like I said earlier in the thread I specialize in small part anodizing and do them for a way cheaper price then the big shops.  Overall if the hubs don't need to be stripped or prepped in anyway, can be color anodized for roughly 20$ but if you send it off the big shops they do 70$+ lot charges or even more usually.  Plus I'll pay to ship the parts back.  I use to anodize for a few big companies and know how much they screw over small part runs and set-up my own small shop just for odd jobs like yours.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.  Thanks


-Ryan

Good price and pay return shipping wow! Do a few bmx parts to show off and the buisness will be rolling in all day im sure! cool


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#21 2013-03-01 9:18am

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Re: anodizing shop question

I am thinking of anodizing my parts at home and searching for home kits.I like to be self sufficient when restoring bikes and this could be a good start. Here's an interesting website;

http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html

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#22 2013-03-01 10:05am

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Re: anodizing shop question

Ill give you some advice as I've anode a lot of stuff. Its a must tp get everythimg polished first... but heresthe issue. You literaly need to spend hours cleaning off the parts. The polish residue reacts negatively with any polish. It is really hard cleaning the spoke holes on rims and hubs. 100s of QTips to get into the small areas. Another issue is that hubs are lined with metal inside where the axel slides thru... meaning they can't be anodized if there's any non aluminum areas. Wheels are really hard to clean after polishing but polishing is a MUST. Many stems can't be done because of the steel shafts, MX1000s have steel on the part that pulls down on the cable. Also levers have steel pivot bolts. I did some Ukais once that came out stunning. Make sure you get the brightner too (not correct term but its a process they do to make it shiny and not dull). Good luck and clean, clean, clean!


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