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topic 8706

Want Anodized Surface Matte or Dull


2001

Q. We are looking to make the anodized surface dull or matte without changing the dimensions of the part. We would like an alternative to caustic as the pretreatment. Must work for clear and black anodize and all alloys.

Mr. Tim Neth
- Amherst, New York


simultaneous 2001

Hello,

You might try bead-blasting or an alternate mechanical surfacing method before anodizing.

Bill Grayson
- Santa Cruz, California, USA


2001

Even though its a little labor intensive, try glass bead blasting ... just make sure its done very evenly.

Marc Green
Marc Green
anodizer - Boise, Idaho


2001

Tim,

We tumble cosmetic aluminum parts before plating to achieve a matte vs. shiny finish.

Sean Garry
- San Jose, California, USA

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