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Honda Rtl Silencer.

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Back from anodised. I still need to get it lacquered, this won't happen before Telford though. Which is why it might look dull. This is what it'll be like for Telford.

 

I'm pleased.

 

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I am looking forward to seeing this in the metal at Telford, see you there Joe.

 

Big John

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Back from anodised. I still need to get it lacquered

 

I have my idea on the solution...we talk to Telford

 

 

Kcnarf.

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For those interested in the weights.

 

Original silencer weight  -  718 grams

New silencer weight - 590 grams.

 

128 grams lighter, which is roughly the weight of two average sized eggs.

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Awesome work,deeply impressive,dont suppose you do one for the 4rt. The carbon ones available don't do it for me and the Mitani is of dubious quality,some very good others poor and Im not prepared to see which turns up on the post.

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I don't, sorry. This was purely for my benefit rather than anything else and I don't own a 4rt. You tried Termignoni ?

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Back from anodised. I still need to get it lacquered, this won't happen before Telford though. Which is why it might look dull. This is what it'll be like for Telford.

I'm pleased.

Joe I'm surprised it didn't come out shinny from the anodisers, what was the finish prep on the alloy prior to taking it in?

One thought on this and maybe someone else could answer it, would Electropolishing be the answer prior to anodising?

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That was the finish before. Spoke to Kcnarf (panerai) about it and he mentioned mirror polishing the part before anodising.

 

I don't understand why the silencer comes up like that yet when I got my DID rims done they came up like this?

 

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So is it due to maybe just not receiving a lacquer?

 

I'll be speaking to another chap on Monday to see what he think but if anyone has any ideas please post! 

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Or maybe aqua blasting, prior to anodising, which gives the part a bright finish ? I think they use a sealant after anodising (rather than lacquer). I had some rims anodised and they came out satin. It does depend on the finish of the part, but if it's polished aggressively, you'll loose the detail in the welding etc.

I must say a big thanks to you joe, for doing this,

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I've had lots of anodising done over the years by a mate who works at a plating company.

 

The finish is dependent upon the finish of the alloy prior to anodising, so to get a bright and shiny finish from the anodising, you need a bright polished finish on the alloy. The other factor is the actual alloy itself as it can affect the way the anodising takes. I've had two rims done at the same time with the same polished finish and both in the anodising tank at the same time - different tone of colour red on each rim, despite the same treatment, dye etc.

 

With what they call 'bright' anodising, if you have the alloy polished to effectively a mirror finish, as with rims or engine cases, and then have it bright anodised, it gives the appearance of a mirror polish but with the benefit of being anodised which keeps it that way and immune from oxidising of the alloy which eventually dulls and corrodes a polished only finish.

 

They don't use lacquer on anodised parts. It's used on polished only finishes but usually to protect from oxidising rather than providing the shine.

 

You silencers are a fantastic job, very impressive

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Thanks Woody - really appreciated.

 

Looking forward to catching up with most of you at Telford.

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Woody has good input from experience.

Curious. Were these clear or silver anodized?

 

How about using the front and rear sections, generated from refining the molds, to run anodizing samples? Just be sure they are representative (alloy wise etc) of the production silencers. Scrap of the correct material could also be used.

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