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Post  fredvon4 Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:04 pm

I remember a thread I think TeeBee about custom polish and anodizing that include the guy in Oregon or Washington that does the work

I have a friend inquiring about this sort of work

I have resisted getting all the stuff to do anodizing my self.... BUT some day I do intend to play as the set up is rather simple and with good polishing and dyes can create some stunning effects


any how... my searches have been tedious and ineffective.... I am sure from July 2017 until now one of the members had a few beautiful polished and anodized engines where he mentioned the craftsman who did them
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Post  EXModelEngines Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Jim Price is the guy you are thinking of I believe. Great guy and he does sone fantastic work.

I can dig up his email if needed.

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Post  mandiares Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:06 pm

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Post  getback Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Withend CEF  https://www.coxengineforum.com/t1199-anodizing-aluminum?highlight=anodizing and https://www.coxengineforum.com/t6032-how-is-anodizing-done?highlight=anodizing  but am sure you have seen them already // I knoe Ian was doing some also awhile back Small Cox Logo Small Cox Logo
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Post  Jason_WI Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:47 pm


He does good work. I have added grooves to a thick tapered cylinder. I see he calls the narrow neck crankcases leakers and normally doesn’t work on them.

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Post  Mark Boesen Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:42 am


Thats funny, maybe he'll send all the tapered cases to me?
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Post  fredvon4 Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:22 pm

Still seeking the contact info for the guy in Oregon or WA who did the super polish and anodizing on a forum members very clean and beautiful engines...

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Post  EXModelEngines Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:58 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:Still seeking the contact info for the guy in Oregon or WA who did the super polish and anodizing on a forum members very clean and beautiful engines...


Here is his email

jenuinemotorproductions@gmail.com

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Post  fredvon4 Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:55 am

Thank you guys..appreciate the assist
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Post  mandiares Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:47 am

It is curious. Almost all of people mix up anodizing with dyeing of aluminum.
First is a process that create a hard , stable and continuous layer of Al oxide on metal surface. It is transparent and reproduces finish condition of metal (polish or mate). Secound one dye aluminum with translucide colours due a dye introducing in surface porousity of anodized layer , followed with sealing of these porous in water bath at 100•C.
Thereoff if we want talk about put colour on a crankcase p.e. is better and correct make mention of dyening that can be made in a previous anodized part or not.


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Post  mandiares Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:00 am

Other personal concern about aluminum buffing/polish is: anodic layer will be removed or not due, almost ever, an abrasive compound (arm & hammer, mother paste, buffing compund ...) is used to make surface shine or dry blasted to make surface matte. Then... we would be removing a prottetive previous condition to let our engines bright?
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Post  Mark Boesen Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:54 pm

@mandiares wrote:It is curious. Almost all of people  mix up anodizing with dyeing of aluminum.
First is a process that create a hard , stable and continuous layer of Al oxide on metal surface.  It is transparent and reproduces finish condition of metal (polish or mate). Secound one dye aluminum with translucide colours due a dye introducing in surface porousity of anodized layer , followed with sealing of these porous in water bath at 100•C.
Thereoff if we want talk about put colour on a crankcase p.e. is better and correct make mention of dyening that can be made in a previous anodized part or not.


I think everybody in this group understand the anodizing process, the aluminum can't be dyed unless its anodized and almost all anodized aluminum is dyed, so for many it's one and the same. I'm sure the general public is ignorant of the process, just like they are of our toys.
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Post  mandiares Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:01 am

I apologize if my words have not given you well. To offend him was not my intention.
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Post  getback Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:14 am

Glad you got that info Fred , i had considered doing some anodizing at one time then after watching a few videos / and the room it will take up had to let the idea go , but it is very interesting . Very Happy Mark are you still doing any ?
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