Jump to content



Photo

Touching up the Anodizing


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Bryan Fowler

Bryan Fowler

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 370 posts
  • Chattanooga, TN

Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:13 PM

My arm, and other parts have some of the black anodizing that has worn off.

Aside from a Sharpie, is there any other alternative I have to touch up the worn parts?

Thanks
Bryan
  • 0

#2 Joshua Harrison

Joshua Harrison

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 127 posts
  • Los Angeles

Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:11 AM

I'm not sure, but I think you have to strip it and re-anodize it.


Josh
  • 0

#3 Erwin Landau

Erwin Landau

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 1699 posts
  • TBD

Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:32 PM

Yes the parts have to be professionally stripped and re-anodized. Also don't forget to remove any non-aluminum parts (other metals will contaminate the bath) as well as all bearings from the bones, then all precision treads, bores and helicoils have to be protected and masked.

The procedure is on the pricey side as well as it will take usually a couple of weeks to do as the stripping firm will most likely be a different one then the one that anodizes parts. You will be down with your equipment for a while.

I personally like the worn look, but good luck with your endeavor.


Erwin
  • 0

#4 Kris Torch Wilson

Kris Torch Wilson

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 184 posts
  • Los Angeles

Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:31 PM

I'm with Erwin. I drug my new Ultra 2 behind my car just to get a few dings in it so I wouldn't come across as such the newb. As it turns out I've whacked enough lights and audience members that it now looks very worn.

Kris
  • 0

#5 Chris Callarman

Chris Callarman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts

Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:34 PM

I'm with Erwin. I drug my new Ultra 2 behind my car just to get a few dings in it so I wouldn't come across as such the newb. As it turns out I've whacked enough lights and audience members that it now looks very worn.

Kris

Fortunately smacking people with your rig does not damage your gear. Metal beats flesh every time!
  • 0




Ritter Battery

PLC - Bartech

IDX

rebotnix Technologies

BOXX

GPI Pro Systems

Omnishot Systems

PLC Electronics Solutions

Wireless Video Systems

Paralinx LLC

Teradek

Varizoom Follow Focus

Boland Communications

SkyDreams

Engineered Cinema Solutions

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Betz Tools for Stabilizers