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Modding Un-adonizing a case?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Blast, 4 Jun 2004.

  1. Blast

    Blast New Member

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    Is it possible to remove the adonizing from a case, paint it, and then reapply some type of clear-coat or something to protect the aluminum. I ask because I wonder if it would be possible for me to paint my Antec Super Lanboy. If this is possible, any links to products would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. darkhunter

    darkhunter New Member

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    i dont think so
     
  3. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Why bother? It's already protected, so just paint over it as it is. Why remove the anodising first?
     
  4. Blast

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    I heard that it doesn't hold paint very well if it is adonized. True?
     
  5. Mr.Nonflex

    Mr.Nonflex New Member

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    the adonized layer is thin, you should be able to sand it away. :cooldude:
     
  6. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    True, but could ruin a brushed finish if you wish to retain that.

    Blast - Not necessarily, I've painted anodised stuff before with no problems. Just use a good primer coat and you'll be OK.
     
  7. kh15

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    sanding would work yes but it would take you all day
    i would go to a local body shop and ask them to media blast it for you
     
  8. Fronzel

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    Oven cleaner.
     
  9. Gizmo1990

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    Gets my vote. I did this recently and the results were top banana!
     
  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Anodising is very easy to remove in warm caustic soda (sodium hydroxide solution), but it will leave an etched surface behind. OK for paint (with the proper primer) but not very nice clear-coated. :blah:

    From http://www.finishing.com/157/14.html :
     
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