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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: MBX R2 Reply with quote

stripped the chassis so far today from all anodizing. Working on the rest of the aluminum parts tonight. Will polish all tomarrow.

Found a local Anodizer that will re-anodize them all pretty cheap and then they will be BRIGHT RED LOL.

I just have a hard time bein the same as everyone else
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Paradoxmaker



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to re do my Jammin in all red (or maybe DARK BLUE)...

Pics when your done..
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Buggin



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the polished look or flat black............I know I know 2 extremes
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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL of course
Polishing away looking for a good arbor to mount to my bench to polish with. Hand polishing is sloooooooow and my makita buffing wheel....well big grinder........small parts......Sore fingures or small parts become projectiles. LMAO

Coming along good thow all th ings concidered........Started trying to stip the Dirt Oval parts and WTF do they have on this thing it looks like brown/gray anodizing but sure dont strip like it. Acts more like powder coating LOL
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RogerH



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is hard coated, not anodizing. It hard coats the metal, protects it. That is why it is so hard to remove.

Roger.
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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anodizing itself is hard coating depending on time and voltage and temp it is done at.

What type of hard coating is it
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Buggin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the best way to take off the anodizing is to soak the part(s) in heavy duty easy off oven cleaner for about 10 minute, rub off and resoak if needed. It does leave a white or grayish film that will buff off nicely.
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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeapper wich is sodium hydroxide (lye) LOL and normaly is cuts it like butter. But for some reason this brown/gray color is stripping hard then any if ever done

May have to hit the hardware store for a bit more potent sourse of lye
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Buggin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you are right the brownish or olive drab color hard coated stuff is a bit of a bugger to get off. I just soaked it a little bit longer and used more elbow grease
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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they got a deal on the color LOL it is more mils I think then the blue. Its comen slowly so it is anodizing its just really really good job and the chasis is thicker then the rest of the parts. They came a bit easier. Gotta find an arbor to run a buffen wheel on will have these looken like mirrors beforee I send to anodizer for the red. And also plan on smoothing out the machined sides are a a bit rough from being production pieces versus custom. One thing I allways learned in doing fab work a smooth surface is less likely to stress crack then a rough cut
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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd application of Easy off things started happening 90% stripped
Buffen finally tommarrow it looks like WOOOOOOOOT might get these in to color by Xmas yet. MBX R2 and the Dirt Oval. Ill do the GTP after these come back. Also looken at a MBX Ultra to do a electric conversion on tomarrow
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Buggin



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool
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akracer



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harbor Freight sells all sorts of arbors for buffing wheels. www.harborfreight.com
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CrashOverKill



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im back
was away from my toyz for a bit had a small fall LOL
But back to work and play. Finishing the buffing this week then anodize next. Cant wait to get this back togethor and test out the vspec in it
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