Yeah ano is out my realm, I’m familiar with the process but iv never tried it!
Ano is cleaner and probably last longer than paint. Paint will rub off faster than ano. Also if you ding up a painted yoyo it will have a butterfly affect on the rest of the art work as to anodizing. If you look around at some peoples ano works you will find that most people have it down to science. I meant take the same aspects of art in car painting to anodizing. That is all.
As with powder coating, I think it has to be assumed that it will be nearly impossible to have a painted yo-yo be completely smooth, especially with many layers.
That’s not to say it shouldn’t be tried, I just think anyone wanting to try it, needs to be aware of it.
For sure, concessions will have to be made
Somebody did something like this several years back and posted photos. I remember a deep dark purple with flake that had a rainbow effect when tilted. Beautiful to look at, but I don’t remember about durability.
Matthewnewton, you might be able to pull this off with your experience and access to proper equipment.
HOC Kandy Cobalt Blue with airbrushed lightening. Just saying.