Another Anodizing post


#1

THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED BY YOYOEXPERT SO PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTION BEFORE READING OR DOING ANYTHING I AM POSTING.

I was trying to look for some old posts and found some but they didn’t really go anywhere. I am looking for someone to take my yoyo and do some Ano work. I am also open to getting a mirror finish done and I think there was a guide up before but its gone now.

I have read about the different ways of taking the ano off. Using a drill and sandpaper but also using chemicals (easy off, oven cleaner, lightning grease). I personally rather not have sandpaper on it … because I heard you can get vibes that way … or that there is a possibility of getting a vibe. So i was thinking of going along the chemical route.

I know there is some polish you can use for the mirror polish finish. Mothers brand? not sure but I am open to all suggestions and also looking to pay well for a ANO job … I have contacted SpottedBanana and another guy but no response from anyone.

If i don’t get a response from the ANO guys, i would love to have a mirror finish and if someone can do that … (a trusted Modder).

Maybe I can do the chemical striping and the mirror finish work myself, but i read that you still have to use sandpaper. If that is the option i have left … than i rather give it to a modder.

Any suggestions or experience would help.

Thanks

Niv0


#2

I take my upright dremle and hook the YoYo to that starting with 150 grit then work up to 600 800 then 1200 and use mothers polish and turtle wax


#3

does that give you a mirrored finish ?


#4

Well for my first mirror polish the sanding was mainly to get the surface clean and smooth. The polish gave it a mirror finish. And I didn’t use Mothers I just used an old metal polish and it worked fine. I think you could do the mirror polish yourself.


#5

Polishing is simple the turtle wax is used because the one that I polished I use a lot it created a protective “shield”


#6

In those steps, yes.


#7

thanks! do you recommend anything for Nickel, like for my MMN ?


#8

Nickel is usually just a thin plating. The most I would use on that would be a polish, like Mother’s or something similar. I’m not familiar with the MMN, who makes it?


#9

Markmont. Next
One Drop


#10

I use a jewelry polishing cloth and that removes tarnish but turns the cloth black but luckily they are cheap


#11

Yoyospirit does some killer chem strips and polishes. Definitely contact him about it. He’s fantastic and very friendly. And I believe his prices are very fair as well.


#12

yea like Robin said, Mark Mont Next. I really need someone to do some ano work.  I found some links to take the ano off … Easy off oven cleaner works well apparently and I will give that a shot but I also heard about Grease Lightning and even Drano.

Here are some you tube link :
WARNINGWATCH THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK , AGAIN YOYOEXPERT DOES NOT RECOMMEND DOING THIS TO YOUR YOYOs

this is for oven cleaner from west coast customs

This one is kind of long, but shows both ways
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgMZ60Nbpe4

And this one actually uses Drano

Yup, I will actually test it on a metal that I don’t mind screwing up.  I wonder if I need to seal it or what will happen if I don’t do anything after striping the Ano … anyone know? I guess I will find out.  Maybe I can use some wax to just polish it … probably won’t be shiny … since I am beginning to understand to get a mirror finish … you have to go the sand paper route … which if I decide to do … I will send it out to someone.


#13

OK - that’s plated. Skip the sandpaper. Only use a metal polish on it. Nevr_Dull is great stuff.