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Understanding & Specifying
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.