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    かわいいサイクリスト guitarmankyle's Avatar
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    Refinishing cranks?

    so i've had a set of dura ace 7701's for a while, and they've been beat up and rubbed up(dura ace logo is no longer there). I was thinking about polishing them up, but im working on a new build where the parts are mostly black, and i was wondering if there was a safe way to powder or paint the cranks? or should i just polish them up, and have polished cranks but black everything else?
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    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
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    powder coating will come out bad, because they're aluminum. you can polish them, or use a wet paint.
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    Nagrom is a pro at polishing stuff. Maybe he can give you some pointers.

    edit: too late!
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 09-30-12 at 05:51 PM. Reason: damnit

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    Cranks aren't hard, I polished my 7710's.

    you know, its just hard to take a matte black finish, and try and take it to a mirror finish, especially when its a big ass rim.... hahaha.
    Last edited by Nagrom_; 09-30-12 at 05:58 PM.
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    any tips on wet painting it? im guessing rattle can would rub off after the first week or so :\
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
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    um, pretty much all of it will if you don't do it professionally. take it to an autobody shop or something.
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    aluminum can be anodized right? there a place that professionally anodizes stuff a couple miles from my house, im sure it'd be super cheap to do a small job like some tiny crank arms
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
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    That'd be the route to go.
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    alright sweet, thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarmankyle View Post
    aluminum can be anodized right? there a place that professionally anodizes stuff a couple miles from my house, im sure it'd be super cheap to do a small job like some tiny crank arms
    Let us know how that goes. What do you consider super cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Let us know how that goes. What do you consider super cheap?
    ETA: most places won't ano used parts. Things need to be super clean before putting them in the tanks. Cranks pick up a lot of crap in the the threads that could be hard to clean out to the satisfaction of the person in charge. But as I said, update us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    ETA: most places won't ano used parts. Things need to be super clean before putting them in the tanks. Cranks pick up a lot of crap in the the threads that could be hard to clean out to the satisfaction of the person in charge. But as I said, update us.
    They will probably media blast it beforehand.
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    You can also use a dremel with the polishing wheel, and some toothpaste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    They will probably media blast it beforehand.
    Im just sayin, don't hold out hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    lol.

    Here's a link from the "Start Here" thread you started: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...40#post3677840

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
    lol.

    Here's a link from the "Start Here" thread you started: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...40#post3677840
    Damn.


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    I'd stay polished if I were you. Polished cranks generally can suit any build while black cranks, not so much.

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