so, i was looking at some odd anodized aluminum components that i have laying around, and i got to thinking that it might be cool to try and deanodize them. as far as i know, all that needs to be done is to soak the parts in a sodium hydroxide solution - i.e. ajax powder(sodium hydroxide carbonate) and warm water.
before i drop the $3 and go at it - does anyone know if this compromises the structural integrity of the aluminum in any way? i mean i wouldn't want some blingity blang parts if they're going to explode.
if it doesnt, then i wonder if deanodizing a mavic reflex would act to prevent it's tendency to crack at the eyelets.