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I've done some looking around, but can't seem to find what the rims are made out of. I know its aluminum, but does anyone know in specific what kind of alloy/metal/ they are? I have a new roomate, and he works for a company that does mass annodizing! :) tryin to figure out what kind of alloy the rims are. Thx guys!
 

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It shouldn't matter what kind of alum. it is for anodizing... I'm a machinist and we machine different alum. and they don't get seperated. You just can't have any steel in there (broken tap etc...) that will ruin the batch. ;)
 

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also it cannot be cast aluminum, the anodising wont work, has to be forged.. i have a guy that does this and he cannot do cast alum..
 

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6061 alloy is commonly used for atv wheels. It has magnesium and silicon as alloying agents to the aluminum. The wheels we commonly see (stock, T9's, etc.) are extruded. I wasn't aware the form of aluminum (cast, forged, etc.) had an affect on anodising but maybe particular anodising equipment can only do certain types? I wouldn't think so since it's a simple electrical deposition process but I'm not familiar with the equipment used to do it.
 

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cast alloys and steels are very porous (sp), and brittle, that could have something to do with it

I don't know what temps they bring castings up to, to anodize, anything that I have anodized at work is either made from an extrusion or flat sheet.

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we get all types of alum. anodized : 2024,6061& jig plate to name a few. you should have no problem getting your rims anodized :thumbsup:
 

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blue02r1 said:
we get all types of alum. anodized : 2024,6061& jig plate to name a few. you should have no problem getting your rims anodized :thumbsup:
cool thanks for helping out!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 
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