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Old 10-28-2012, 11:11 PM #1
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How many times can you annodize parts?

Hey guys, I know this may be a dumb question but I couldn't really find an answer. I have a PM8 that I recently purchased which I love how it feels and shoots, but it is pretty beat up cosmetically. The gun had already been re ano'd pink by the previous owner, so is it possible to re ano? The one thing I'm concerned about is whether some tolerances for some ID/ODs will be out too far to properly seal due to multiple anodizng processes.


Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:08 AM #2
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I think it depends on the marker and how well the previous anno was done.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:57 PM #3
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Most anodizers can mask the inside bore off if your worried about the tolerances. I have a cocker that has beeen anodized 5 times, and works great.

I have seen spool guns anodized 3 times without problems. The key is having a quality anodizers that doesn't strip it too long.


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Old 10-29-2012, 05:18 PM #4
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Well that Is always a chance that you take.

I do not feel comfortable doing a gun more than 3 times even though it my support 5 or 6 times no problem.

It also depends on the anodizing layer. For example if the guy before me is using a system with a poor combination of things like low current density and high acid concentration the layer will be further embedded into the aluminum hence more substrate is removed.


In reality there should be no issue with redoing your gun, but you will be hard pressed to find an anodizer that will make you a guarantee that there will be no troubles.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:15 PM #5
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Thanks for all of the info! So it's basically as long as a good experienced anodizer does the work it should be fine. For all of you Canadians out there - does anyone know a good anodizer in Ontario?

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:45 PM #6
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