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    I have some hardware that I want to remove the old anodizing (sp?) off of. How do you remove old anodizing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    I have some hardware that I want to remove the old anodizing (sp?) off of. How do you remove old anodizing?
    muriatic acid (Hydrochloric Acid)!

    You've gotta watch it though. It'll turn the aluminum into a puddle. And your clearances will also be thrown off, holes will be bigger and part will be smaller.

    They also have some commercially available removers out there, but I can't remember what they are, I've got a few of them bookmarked, so I'll put them up later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    muriatic acid (Hydrochloric Acid)!

    They also have some commercially available removers out there, but I can't remember what they are, I've got a few of them bookmarked, so I'll put them up later.
    I haven't tried it, but I've heard that EZOFF oven cleaner works.

    I hit one on the wire wheel (bench grinder) last night. The wheel was too aggressive and left pits.
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    Aircraft Paint Remover. Works great, spray it on let it sit for a min, and wash it off. Make sure you clear the parts after you strip them or they will tarnish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO BUTT NO PUTT View Post
    Aircraft Paint Remover. Works great, spray it on let it sit for a min, and wash it off. Make sure you clear the parts after you strip them or they will tarnish.
    I agree with this. Muriatic acid is playing with fire..

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    Oven cleaner works just fine. Spray it on and let it set for a minute or two. Rinse off. Might take a couple application and a soft sponge and/or toothbrush can be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    I haven't tried it, but I've heard that EZOFF oven cleaner works.
    Yes it works , I did a bunch of parts for my bike with that stuff . Use the original one (smelly) not the new (no fume) one, and dont let it dry on the parts. It worked great on the bike parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propless View Post
    Yes it works , I did a bunch of parts for my bike with that stuff . Use the original one (smelly) not the new (no fume) one, and dont let it dry on the parts. It worked great on the bike parts.
    I prefer the Floral Spring fresh scent ! Proppy

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    believe or not boat bling transom cleaner takes it of and so does there bilge cleaner

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    EZ-Off and a wire brush. Let it soak.
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    Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a gallon of Greased Lightening. Mix it 50/50 with water and watch the ano disappear. no scrubbing required.

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    ez-off will take / bleach the color out of the anodize, but the surface will still be anodized. this is fine if you are going to polish the parts. if your looking to re-anodize them be careful. you cannot anodize over an anodic coating, so make sure the original anodize has been thoroughly stripped off.

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    The parts are not going to be reanodized, they'll be polished. Thanks for all of the reply's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    The parts are not going to be reanodized, they'll be polished. Thanks for all of the reply's.
    Rod, I have a small anodizing line and trust me, the Greased Lightning works great and does remove the anodize. Cheap too. I got it at Lowe's.

    Check it out:

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