Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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i'm going ask for some quick advice and/or a link to a tutorial.
I recently purchased this seatpost (Velo Orange Grand Cru Long Setback)
because of it's generous setback.
Here is my question, can I color it black (either by anodizing or painting) for a fair price <$20 A) by myself or B) at a metal shop?
After searching google, and the forums via google, I've read some tutorials about painting aluminum, mostly frames- but have not been able to locate many articles about painting components. I've contacted a company that does anodizing and am waiting to hear back, but after browsing several other metal companies sites, it looks like it would be about $50 to do it with one of them...
I would greatly appreciate any advice such as -"don't do it, that would not yield a nice look for that amount of money" or "for twenty dollars, this is a process you can do, and these are photos of what it would look like."
Anyhow, i would greatly appreciate the advice/thoughts or tutorials.