Rim Anodizing

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5/10/2021 11:25 AM

I am looking to have a set of DID wheels re-anodized. They are straight as an arrow, but the rim is pretty worn from the PO changing tires. I was thinking anodizing may cost less, I don't mind putting the work to strip the remaining anodizing and polishing the wheel for prep, but I also work at a dealer and can get new wheels pretty cheap, just trying to weigh out my options for my budget build.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/10/2021 12:16 PM

Call a few anodisers?

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5/10/2021 5:13 PM

Rickyisms wrote:

I am looking to have a set of DID wheels re-anodized. They are straight as an arrow, but the rim is pretty worn from the PO ...more

Depending on color, and what anodizers are close to you. May be cheaper to buy new rims. Also, turn around time. Again, depending on who you use and what volume they run different colors, you may have a one day turn around, it may be 2-3 weeks.

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5/10/2021 5:27 PM

Anodizing a set of rims cost me $65 . They'll chemically strip the old Ano off for free if you're bringing them back for color. Polishing and prep work is all on you though.

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5/10/2021 7:19 PM

Rickyisms wrote:

I am looking to have a set of DID wheels re-anodized. They are straight as an arrow, but the rim is pretty worn from the PO ...more

In the '80s and '90s there were some good anodozing co's around Daytona-Cocoa & inland around Orlando (& other areas out near the cape) that we used for Aero-industry work. I'm betting there are still a few around.

Good luck.

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5/11/2021 1:49 AM

OldPro277 wrote:

Anodizing a set of rims cost me $65 . They'll chemically strip the old Ano off for free if you're bringing them back for ...more

That’s cheaper than I would have guessed.

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5/11/2021 7:15 AM

OldPro277 wrote:

Anodizing a set of rims cost me $65 . They'll chemically strip the old Ano off for free if you're bringing them back for ...more

JBecker 72 wrote:

That’s cheaper than I would have guessed.

That's what I thought as well, I'll have to call around and see what kinda prices I'm looking at for Ano. I would be looking around $250 for a new set of DIDs at my cost

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/11/2021 7:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2021 7:32 AM

I've used these guys before, good turn around time and the price was pretty good.

https://www.colorsinc.com/

Its was like 50 a rim, 30 for a hub.

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5/11/2021 8:02 AM

OldPro277 wrote:

Anodizing a set of rims cost me $65 . They'll chemically strip the old Ano off for free if you're bringing them back for ...more

JBecker 72 wrote:

That’s cheaper than I would have guessed.

I've probably gotten 50 sets anodized over the past 10 years . It used to be $45/set. At that time $ 45 was the "minimum batch charge". Its been about a year and a half since I've gotten any pieces done, so I'm not sure what effect Covid may have had on prices, if any, but its still going to be SUBSTANTIALLY cheaper than new rims . I'd get them done for you ,but by the time you pay shipping both ways ,that wouldn't make any sense. Surely there's a few local platers in your area that can handle it.

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5/11/2021 8:29 AM

Markee wrote:

I've used these guys before, good turn around time and the price was pretty good.

https://www.colorsinc.com/

Its was like ...more

That's not bad at all, I was pondering on what to do with my OEM hubs, was either gonna see if I can have them anodized or polish them and then clear cerakote.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/11/2021 9:07 AM

Markee wrote:

I've used these guys before, good turn around time and the price was pretty good.

https://www.colorsinc.com/

Its was like ...more

Rickyisms wrote:

That's not bad at all, I was pondering on what to do with my OEM hubs, was either gonna see if I can have them anodized or ...more

Unless your hubs are billet /machined you probably will not like the result of anodizing . Cast aluminum parts are very porous and do not dye evenly and basically look like ass. The exception is "hard anodizing" which will work ok on cast pieces. However that is more expensive and very limited on colors. Your much better off getting the hubs Cerakoted. That being said- I HAVE had some luck on cast hubs by machining off the webbing and then polishing to a bright finish, then having color or clear anodized , but still doesn't come out as nice billet pieces will.

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5/11/2021 9:15 AM

Markee wrote:

I've used these guys before, good turn around time and the price was pretty good.

https://www.colorsinc.com/

Its was like ...more

Rickyisms wrote:

That's not bad at all, I was pondering on what to do with my OEM hubs, was either gonna see if I can have them anodized or ...more

OldPro277 wrote:

Unless your hubs are billet /machined you probably will not like the result of anodizing . Cast aluminum parts are very porous ...more

Good info. I will have to inquire with the anodizers on what they would reccomend.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/11/2021 9:26 AM

That is true. Had stock ktm hubs done. Even though they are machined, they came out matte looking compared the rims.

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5/11/2021 1:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2021 1:11 PM

It's not far off.

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5/11/2021 1:22 PM

Markee wrote:

It's not far off.

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That actually doesn't look bad.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/11/2021 2:50 PM

After 200 hours, still looked great other than the standard tire roll line on the rear. Loved that bike.

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