FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Some FAQ’s

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  • Why anodize?
    Corrosion resistance, abrasion wear resistance, creates a hard-durable surface.
  • Can anodize be stripped?
    Yes, but plan on losing material.
  • What alloy is recommended?
    5000 and 6000 series are the least risky to plate with 2000 series being the most difficult due to high copper content.
  • Do we do TY II Anodize plating?
    Yes we do. The plating thickness ranges from .0002” to .0007” nominal thickness.
  • Can we anodize castings?
    Yes, on a best effort basis.
  • What are rack marks?
    Electrical contacts must be made to each part being plated, the more current required the bigger the electrical contact must be.
  • Do different alloys matter?
    Absolutely yes, they do (see article “Understanding and Specifying Anodizing”).
  • Can we walk in?
    Yes, we do accept walk in customers.
  • How do you check thickness?
    We use DeFelsko, Sper Scientific and Oakton calibrated test meters as well as having an onsite lab.
  • How thick is hard coat?
    Nominal is .002 mils +/- 20%.
  • What is standard lead time?
    Our typical lead time is 2 – 3 days but varies based on our current production, it’s best to contact us beforehand.
  • Can we bring only 1 or 2 parts?
    Yes you can, but it will most likely incur a minimum lot charge fee.
  • Do we do different colors?
    Yes we do. We are currently offering Clear/Natural, Black, Red, Blue, Camo Brown and OD Green. More colors coming soon!
  • Do we fix dents dings or scratches?
    No we don’t, but we will contact you if we notice any damage prior to running.
  • Do we polish?
    No, we do not offer polishing services.