Anodizing Windshield Trim

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hunneman
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Anodizing Windshield Trim

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can anyone recommend a shop that does refinishing and or anodizing windshield trim..

I have the lower front and back windshield trim that need to be refinished..
I have purchased the new trim but it does not fit..

any suggestions are welcome.

thank you
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I'd check locally, rather than trying to ship them somewhere. You're near Boston, I looked at Google and found a number of anodizing shops in the area.
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stuartinmn wrote: Jun 13, 2022 9:53 PM I'd check locally, rather than trying to ship them somewhere. You're near Boston, I looked at Google and found a number of anodizing shops in the area.
This is the best advice. You will need to interact directly with the shop. You will want to not add shipping to the equation.

One thing: take some measurements on the items you will have anodized before you call. I tried to get a US-spec bumper re-anodized, and no one had an anodizer that would fit the bumper. You need to know this first. Good luck. (and no, I never found someone in NY/NJ that could accommodate the bumper. I gave up, for now.)
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Look into having it all ceramic coated after the re-anodizing. This will add a lot more protection in the long run so you don't have to worry about this for a long time.
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stuartinmn wrote: Jun 13, 2022 9:53 PM I'd check locally, rather than trying to ship them somewhere. You're near Boston, I looked at Google and found a number of anodizing shops in the area.
I have check 4 shops in my Area from google, one doesn't do small quantity projects, other lost there tech during covid..one is out 1 year..
I contacted Speedway Polishing and Coating, they don't do polishing any longer just coating..it an FYI to the board.
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vinceg101 wrote: Jun 14, 2022 11:14 AM Look into having it all ceramic coated after the re-anodizing. This will add a lot more protection in the long run so you don't have to worry about this for a long time.
You’ll have much better luck having the trim piece polished and then ceramic coated. It is pointless to anodize and ceramic coat. In addition polishing yields better results than a anodize. It’s also hard to find a shop that will properly anodize aluminum.
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OcCoupe wrote: Jun 23, 2022 11:12 PM
You’ll have much better luck having the trim piece polished and then ceramic coated. It is pointless to anodize and ceramic coat. In addition polishing yields better results than a anodize. It’s also hard to find a shop that will properly anodize aluminum.
Mike, I haven't seen you here in ages, how have you been?
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Mike W. wrote: Jun 24, 2022 12:32 AM
OcCoupe wrote: Jun 23, 2022 11:12 PM
You’ll have much better luck having the trim piece polished and then ceramic coated. It is pointless to anodize and ceramic coat. In addition polishing yields better results than a anodize. It’s also hard to find a shop that will properly anodize aluminum.
Mike, I haven't seen you here in ages, how have you been?
Great Mike, thank you! How have you been?
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OcCoupe wrote: Jun 23, 2022 11:12 PM
vinceg101 wrote: Jun 14, 2022 11:14 AM Look into having it all ceramic coated after the re-anodizing. This will add a lot more protection in the long run so you don't have to worry about this for a long time.
You’ll have much better luck having the trim piece polished and then ceramic coated. It is pointless to anodize and ceramic coat. In addition polishing yields better results than a anodize. It’s also hard to find a shop that will properly anodize aluminum.
Yes, you're correct (I mis-typed that). This is what I had done with all mine via Speedway Polishing in Santa Ana, CA.

Howdy, Mike :wave:
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OcCoupe wrote: Jun 24, 2022 9:28 AM
Mike W. wrote: Jun 24, 2022 12:32 AM
OcCoupe wrote: Jun 23, 2022 11:12 PM
You’ll have much better luck having the trim piece polished and then ceramic coated. It is pointless to anodize and ceramic coat. In addition polishing yields better results than a anodize. It’s also hard to find a shop that will properly anodize aluminum.
Mike, I haven't seen you here in ages, how have you been?
Great Mike, thank you! How have you been?
Very good, just frustrated by this Covid era.
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vinceg101 wrote: Jun 24, 2022 11:38 AM

Howdy, Mike :wave:
Hi Vince!!!🥰
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Would you guys get a room
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Karl Grau wrote: Jun 24, 2022 7:53 PM Would you guys get a room
Jealous as usual💋
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