Anodizing recommendation?

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Anodizing recommendation?

HI all,

I am purchasing a used set of forged aluminum blue anodized OZ wheels that have some some cosmetic blemishes due to tire changes.  Does anyone have a recommendation where to get them re-anodized?  Or any other suggestions?  I thought about touch up paint and figured it would stand out.  Thought about powder coating and figured that would add weight.  You can't really see the blemishes here but the close up photos really show them off.

Thanks much

 

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Never mind...found out they

Never mind...found out they can't be re-anodized with good results so I'll probably get them powder coated

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Never mind...found out they

Never mind...found out they can't be re-anodized with good results so I'll probably get them powder coated

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Anodizing removes some of the

Anodizing removes some of the material.  The main concern would be the bearing races.  I know of a guy that powder coats wheels for ~80ea.  I'll try to dig up that info.

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Hey thanks so much

Hey thanks so much

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It took longer than I had

It took longer than I had hoped but I finally got my new-to-me OZ wheels powder coated and installed with a fresh set of Q3's.  The tires stick well and feel great in the turns and I can tell a difference with the lighter wheels, though I haven't really been out for a ride yet to fully experience the benefits of a 40% reduction in rotational mass.  The powder coating came out great and doesn't look any different than the painted OEM cast wheels that came on the bike.  I do prefer the look of the anodized wheels but couldn't justify the expense of new vs. used and, although it is a purdy bike (in my eyes, at least), I am more interested in how it rides than how it looks.  That being said I am vain enough that I bought some Aprilia OZ decals off ebay...so I'm a hypocrite.