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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 26th, 2007, 2:25 pm Thread Starter
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Hey All- Anyone know anyplace to get something black anodized? It's a aluminum primary engine case for one of my project bikes. Needs to be heat resistant naturally.

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Bruce,

Here's a link for an anodizer. Also check your local yellow pages.

http://www.alphametal.com/anodizing.htm

Note that your parts will GROW on exposed surfaces when anodized. Areas like internal holes will be smaller after anodizing, so you need to account for that while machining.

Anodizing is heat resistant as compared to powder coating or plating, but it is somewhat porous and can be "stained" if not sealed and cleaned improperly.

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Tim- The part is a stock piece with threaded holes that inspection caps screw into. So "growing" would be a bad thing. I may need to rethink this.

Thanks.
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Bruce: Anodizing is a very good coating for the parts. Check the yellow pages in Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD.

When you find a metal finisher speak with him about your parts.

Also check how he handles the blind threaded holes. I will do some checking around to see if I can find some names of anodizers for you.
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They can mask any holes/threads you don't want anodized if dimensions are critical. They can also control the anodize thickness to a certain extent, as some areas build up faster depending on the shape. Hard black anodize will be around .001 thick.
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Bruce here are some company address and phone #. The list is from a 1993 book so some may be out of business.

Alexandria Metal Finishers
9418 Gunston Cove Rd
Lorton, VA 22079
703/643-1636

Electroplating Rite Corp.
Route 11 P.O. Box 160
Dublin, Va 24084
703/674-2832

A-1 Plating Co. Inc.
311 South haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410/327-5552

Eastern Plating Co. Inc.
1200 South Baylis Street
Biltmore, MD 21224
410/342-4107

The list I have covers all the states of the US, Canada, England, France, Inda, & Mexico.

Ping me if you need more information.
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Gents- Thanks for the help.

George- Thanks for looking up the suppliers. Finding one close by will especially be a big help.

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make sure they use a good quality dye. preferably MIL SPEC...

some shops have been know to cut corners and use dyes that are not resistant to UV fade.

i have personally seen parts go from a nice flat black to an ugly cream color in less than 2 months time exposure to UV...

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Hey All- Anyone know anyplace to get something black anodized? It's a aluminum primary engine case for one of my project bikes. Needs to be heat resistant naturally.

Bruce N.
Does it need anodizing or would powder coating work? One of the guys here at work has bought a powder coating setup. Where exactly is Lynchburg? We may not be too far apart. I"m in Mt. Airy, NC, rgiht off I 77 at VA border.

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Randy- Lynchburg is directly North from Greensboro on Rt29, about an hour North of the NC state line. From what I've seen, on a flat surface powder coat looks too plasticy, if that's a word. I think black anodize or black chrome is what I'm looking for. Thanks.
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