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Old 12-03-2010, 06:17 AM
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I was just giving Tower (Mike?) crap, since he said gunmetal, but the pics made them look green instead hahaha

I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.

Wait, what?!

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Old 12-03-2010, 06:53 AM
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new sig material there....
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:25 AM
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The hard anodize color depends on the alloy. 2024 is a darker grey, 6061 is kinda gunmetal with a bit of olive in person. They likely look a little different in person as well since it's a reflective surface.
It's my understanding that they get darker the longer they marinate.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:49 AM
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That is sorta true- the color changes slightly with each different alloy, but it also starts as basically clear and gets darker as the anodizing gets thicker. (it could marinade longer or it could be run with higher current to get faster results.. but much of that process is specified by the type of coating. there are calculations for voltage and current based on bath temp, part area, chemical composition, etc etc etc).

but the jist of it is they do get darker the thicker the coating is. the shade of green/gray/brown/black is based on the type of aluminum for hard anodizing.

THEN there are the pigments that can be added to it and you can dye it any color you want... but that's not a MIL-spec hard anodize if done that way.

edit.. just some reading I dug up from Google.... http://www.techplate.com/hard_anodize.htm
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:46 AM
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edit.. just some reading I dug up from Google.... http://www.techplate.com/hard_anodize.htm
Good chit, thanks.

But where did you get that Class 2 isn't MIL-spec?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:58 AM
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I'm not gonna put it in my sig, but since no one did this already...........

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Thats what she said!!!
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:31 PM
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You should still put it in your sig.

Let's see how many people will rock that in their sig lol
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:54 PM
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Good chit, thanks.

But where did you get that Class 2 isn't MIL-spec?
It's still a hard anodize when dyed, but usually not as corrosion or abrasion resistant from what I've heard.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:14 PM
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Good chit, thanks.

But where did you get that Class 2 isn't MIL-spec?
I should rephrase.. MANY types of dyed anodizing aren't mil-spec and aren't as robust as the non-dyed stuff. that bright blue or pink crap you see on $0.99 keychain carabiners and megan coilovers crap like that aren't a mil-spec finish. but it's at least better than no coating at all.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:41 AM
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I should rephrase.. MANY types of dyed anodizing aren't mil-spec and aren't as robust as the non-dyed stuff. that bright blue or pink crap you see on $0.99 keychain carabiners and megan coilovers crap like that aren't a mil-spec finish. but it's at least better than no coating at all.
gotcha

Main reason I was asking is that the coating on my brake brackets is Type III, Class 2, and is MIL-spec.
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