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#26 2018-04-13 6:20am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

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Was that frame stripped / raw first.  Or did they remove the anodizing and burnish for $75.   Im not far from you, and this may be a good option for my next build.

The frame was painted when I got it. After I stripped the paint, I had what I assumed was just raw aluminum and that's how I dropped it off at D&N. These threads show pics of the frame before the burnishing.
Painted pics: https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=730669
Raw pic (yeah, I know it isn't the best): https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=743648

I don't believe there was any clear coat or anno after I stripped it.


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#27 2018-04-13 6:33am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Just a quick clarification to those who may be interested in this process, this company and the look of the bike.
The media used was not steel ball, but rather porcelain. From what I was told by numerous companies, porcelain was actually a duller finish that steel ball, but not by much. D&N Deburring was the only company I could find locally that had a container that could fit my frame AND not charge me $200 to do it. While researching this process, I learned a lot about the different media used, the size of the tumblers and tubs and what all the deburring and vibratory finishing does. Steve, the owner, even gave me a quick tour of his facility to see exactly where my frame went and the media used. I encourage anyone interested in doing this finish to do your homework or research, but I think you'll be happy with the results. I know I am. If anyone has specific questions about this frame or the process used, I'd be happy to answer them. I think this kind of info should be shared, keeps this bmx community informed.


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#28 2018-04-13 3:26pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

marked turnt ok nice and shiny


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#29 2018-04-13 4:08pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

What catagory is the ball burnisher in the phone book?


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#30 2018-04-13 8:48pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Giginfrogg wrote:

What catagory is the ball burnisher in the phone book?

Look under deburring or metal finishing. Sometimes under vibratory finishing too.


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#31 2019-06-23 10:41am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

PunkRockCop wrote:

Just a quick clarification to those who may be interested in this process, this company and the look of the bike.
The media used was not steel ball, but rather porcelain. From what I was told by numerous companies, porcelain was actually a duller finish that steel ball, but not by much. D&N Deburring was the only company I could find locally that had a container that could fit my frame AND not charge me $200 to do it. While researching this process, I learned a lot about the different media used, the size of the tumblers and tubs and what all the deburring and vibratory finishing does. Steve, the owner, even gave me a quick tour of his facility to see exactly where my frame went and the media used. I encourage anyone interested in doing this finish to do your homework or research, but I think you'll be happy with the results. I know I am. If anyone has specific questions about this frame or the process used, I'd be happy to answer them. I think this kind of info should be shared, keeps this bmx community informed.

Very interested in doing this with my Speed Series. Came out killer, mine is polished right now.


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#32 2019-06-23 10:42am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/254415/abf8431b-149e-4841-bc9d-578b1507e1715d0fba0b0c.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/254415/aeb2c9ad-5057-4fc8-afd9-841586523b275d0fba0688.jpeg


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#33 2019-06-23 11:18am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

That turned out awesome. Now I think I’ll go ball burnished on my raw aluminum PK.

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#34 2019-06-23 1:17pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Bluegill wrote:

That turned out awesome. Now I think I’ll go ball burnished on my raw aluminum PK.

I wanna see up close pictures of it. Curious to know if it takes all the scratches out or not.


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#35 2019-06-24 1:31am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4725/20160729_1229535d108a70e7.jpg
ball burnished is the way to go

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#36 2019-06-24 9:27am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

waza007 wrote:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 8a70e7.jpg
ball burnished is the way to go

Do you do them?


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#37 2019-06-24 10:40am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Just emailed Kelly at Custom Metal Finishing in Gardena, CA.  Hopefully I can send my frame to him soon.

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#38 2019-06-24 1:51pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Bluegill wrote:

Just emailed Kelly at Custom Metal Finishing in Gardena, CA.  Hopefully I can send my frame to him soon.

Will his company just show up on google? I’d like to have mine done.


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#39 2019-06-24 2:12pm

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#40 2019-06-24 7:57pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

rmeneses wrote:

Custom Metal Finishing is very reasonable.

Rode past there today.

Will be taking a frame in soon.

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#41 2019-06-25 11:32am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Bluegill wrote:

http://www.1800deburring.com/Home.html

Damn, why do some many websites not have a secure connection nowadays..... thanks for the website my man, appreciate it very much Sir.

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#42 2019-06-26 2:53pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Spoke to Kelly today, really nice guy. Sending my frame for some magic ball burnishing!

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#43 2019-06-26 9:22pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Bluegill wrote:

Spoke to Kelly today, really nice guy. Sending my frame for some magic ball burnishing!

That’s awesome, I wrote to a few local companies to see what’s ups. Just cause I’m in NH. If you could post close ups before and after, that would be excellent. Can I message you to ask prices? Thanks

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#44 2019-06-26 9:59pm

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Sure, every square inch will be photographed before & after. Going to try to ship out tomorrow or Friday.

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#45 2019-06-27 11:53am

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Re: Ball burnish vs. polishing aluminum frame

Bluegill wrote:

Sure, every square inch will be photographed before & after. Going to try to ship out tomorrow or Friday.

Awesome, thank you very much. Take care

Best regards
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