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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2014, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anodized tuners and other miscellaneous parts.

Hey guys I am in search of some anodized tuning buttons and parts, also does anyone know what size the washers under the tuning poles are, I want to trick out my headstock
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You can save yourself some trouble and just buy coloured sperzels
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You should check out this company.

http://livewireguitars.com/

They do a lot of powdercoating of hardware and should be able to get you what you need. Anodizing can only be done to aluminum and none of the hardware is made of aluminum.
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Yeah they did the saddles on my 7620. Killer work.
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You should check out this company.

http://livewireguitars.com/

They do a lot of powdercoating of hardware and should be able to get you what you need. Anodizing can only be done to aluminum and none of the hardware is made of aluminum.
Yeah good stuff there
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I like the look of powder coating better than anodized parts.
The finish holds up way - way better too.
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Anodized aluminum will hold up much better than a powdercoated aluminum part. Anodizing is a chemical process that physically hardens the outside of the aluminum. It's not a coating or a plating, but a transformation of the actual metal surface. It will be more chip, solvent and wear resistant than any powdercoated finish (both finishes will scratch). It's not an invincible finish (show me one that is) but it is extremely durable. Also, unlike PC'ing, it's a "finish" that adds zero thickness to your part.

The majority of guitar hardware is cast potmetal and has an electrically applied plating that is NOT anodized. The only metals that I'm aware of that can be truly anodized are aluminum and titanium. If more manufacturers used aluminum you would see more anodized parts, but frankly it is much more cost effective to MIM un-anodizeable mystery metal than it is to cast/forge/mill AL parts.

As for refinishing the majority of the hardware out there, I agree 100% that powdercoating is the way to go, both in durability over the cheapo factory plating and expanded vibrant color options.
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Anodized aluminum will hold up much better than a powdercoated aluminum part. Anodizing is a chemical process that physically hardens the outside of the aluminum. It's not a coating or a plating, but a transformation of the actual metal surface. It will be more chip, solvent and wear resistant than any powdercoated finish (both finishes will scratch). It's not an invincible finish (show me one that is) but it is extremely durable. Also, unlike PC'ing, it's a "finish" that adds zero thickness to your part.

The majority of guitar hardware is cast potmetal and has an electrically applied plating that is NOT anodized. The only metals that I'm aware of that can be truly anodized are aluminum and titanium. If more manufacturers used aluminum you would see more anodized parts, but frankly it is much more cost effective to MIM un-anodizeable mystery metal than it is to cast/forge/mill AL parts.

As for refinishing the majority of the hardware out there, I agree 100% that powdercoating is the way to go, both in durability over the cheapo factory plating and expanded vibrant color options.
From all of my experiences, anodizing tends to rub off over time.
Iím big in to bicycles and a lot of the parts Iíve had that were anodized donít look so good after a while.
Many of the bike parts are powder coated, like the frames of a few of my bikes.
The frames and other parts held up much better over time.
Anything that skin oil comes in contact with definitely shows through all the way to the aluminum below.
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