[Healeys] 100/4 Cockpit Surround

WILLIAM B LAWRENCE ynotink at msn.com
Sat Dec 28 21:38:21 MST 2019

A local firm in Albuquerque anodized some new pieces for me, but the results were so bad I had the anodize removed and just polished them. I figure at this point in its life the old girl may appreciate some additional pampering in the form of periodically polishing the alloy trim.

I don't know if the problem was in the anodizing process, the new alloy materials or my preparation work. They no longer do the process called "bright anodizing" so in order to get decent result you need to polish the parts to a very high gloss and then have it "clear anodized". Mine came out kind of grayish with dark streaks running through it. Again these were new pieces from Moss.

For now I can get by with some aluminum polish and elbow grease applied a few times a year. As a bonus it is easy to eliminate new scratches by working them out with emery cloth and re-polishing them. Can't do that with an anodized layer.

Bill Lawrence
BN1 #554
From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of Ken Fleming via Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 11:37 PM
To: Healeys at autox.team.net <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] 100/4 Cockpit Surround

I have been considering re-anodizing the surround pieces on a hundred but have not been able to find someone to perform this service. Can anyone on list share advice on any firm that can anodize these pieces correctly and or has experience with anyone.

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