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A small update. I’m sending out a test batch to be anodized. So I will have 5 available in about a week if the anodizing is acceptable. They will be gold. Seems no one is doing yellow unless I want to pay for them to dump a tank and switch colors. I’ll post again with details and pricing once I get them back it they are acceptable.
 

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Ditto, I'm interested
 

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I got the samples back from the anodizer. They were not acceptable. I think the error was mine due to the finish left by the scotch bright. So I’m going to talk to the anodize to confirm and then come up with a solution, that will probably involve tumbling in two types of media. One benefit is I won’t have to hand deburr anymore.

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I got the samples back from the anodizer. They were not acceptable. I think the error was mine due to the finish left by the scotch bright. So I’m going to talk to the anodize to confirm and then come up with a solution, that will probably involve tumbling in two types of media. One benefit is I won’t have to hand deburr anymore.

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Progress! Looking good, are you thinking the scotch bright made the anodizing dull? I think you were going for more of a yellow gold to match oem? Either way this piece looks like a great replacement for the flimsy plastic one.
 

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Small update. Confirmed with the anodizer my finish was the problem. So did some research and ordered two types of tumbling media: green plastic pyramids and ceramic balls. The green pyramids de-burr and remo tool marks. The ceramic balls will polish to a mirror finish giving what I hope will be a spectacular result. I’m running tests now to deter how many hours each will take to give the desi results. So i should be able to ship the new samples to the anodizer this week. Turn around time takes a couple of weeks and I still need to produce the first batch of 100 parts, but it looks like I should be able to take orders and ship in a month. I’ll post a link to the order site when I have product to sell. So some of you should have them before Christmas.
 

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Just got the samples back from the anodizer and I’m pleased. Here’s some photos. Now I have to crank out a hundred of these for the first batch. I need to get them done so I can ship by Monday. They told me there is a 2-3 week backlog. So it’s going to be a mad rush to get them back in time to sell them for Christmas. Covid has slowed everything down so much. The one with the blue o-ring is the new finish.
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