Can you strip ano?


#1

I want a shinny silver throw.
Can I just use acetone or something to strip the ano off of a throw I already have?
Or does it have to be sanded?


#2

Ok, I just found the other thread about this with a video.
Mods can delete this if they want.


#3

As you’ve discovered acetone and other solvents will not work.
I’ll leave this in case anyone else has the same question.

This link contains a video describing a process to do it…
Anyone ever try De Anodizing a Bi Metal? Advice greatly appreciated!

Use the search function to find more info that is posted here.


#4

On a tangent of the original question: if you de-anodize one side of the yoyo, would this throw off the weight distribution or anything of the entire yoyo?


#5

I’m pretty sure not, since I’ve seen people put two totally different yoyos together, but I have no experience.


#6

I did a new breed/ dark magic 2 combo for a bit. Okay, well I may try it out :slight_smile:


#7

You can check my post. I tried one side de-anodize a MYY T5, and I can tell you from my experience it did not. :wink:


#8

Did not affect play or did not work?


#9

Stripping one side will not affect play.


#10

Thanks!


#11

The anodized layer is only approximately 15 microns thick, removing such a small amount of material shouldn’t mess with it at all.


#12

So it wouldn’t effect it either if I deanodized the bearing seat and such?


#13

No.


#14

So I finally had time to do this today. Do you guys like it or think I should take the rest off the middle?


#15

I think it looks way better like that.


#16

Thanks :slight_smile: I personally like it but I had so many people that told me to take the rest off… Only matters what I think, right :wink:


#17

If i deanodise my gradient will it retain its smoothness? And if i have to polish it to keep it smooth do i have to keep polishing it?


#18

My dv888 is still really smooth after I deanodized half of it…


#19

And can i de ano the bearing seat and the side effect seat


#20

Yeppers