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  • Thanks for the pics gardinhackle. Beautiful reels by the way!

    Please don't take offense to this, but I would still consider the finish you acheived to be satin. Maybe the pic doesn't fully portray the finished polish though.

    With my magic batch, the parts had a wet look to...
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  • Yeah - it was crazy to have such different results with that batch when it was 6061 just like all the rest of my parts. I wonder if there's a particular material component, that when higher or lower (but still within the 6061 range), allows a part to retain its shine - silicone?

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  • I appreciate it gardinhackle. They must be having an issue with their photo uploader. I had to post my pic to imgur and link it in order to get my pic to show full size.

    It doesn't matter if I shine something to a mirror finish during prep as the parts lose a lot of that shine. I think...
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  • Retaining shine/polish post anodize (6061)

    I've been anodizing for about 6 yrs now and have a pretty good handle on the process. However one thing I've never been quite satisfied with has been the loss of shine of the parts. I'd like to achieve a very shiny finish, but end up with something closer to satin.

    Interestingly, at one...
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    Last edited by g8erh8er; 03-27-2018, 09:43 PM.
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