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Can an anodized part be powdercoated? I read somewhere that an anodized finish is non-conductive...this true? Can the finish be media blasted to remove the anodizing?

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If you are referring to a "true" anodized finish, yes, it needs to be blasted. What Harley has been calling anodized, the original clear finish over aluminum on the fenders and air-box, they can be painted over.
 

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My powder guy powdered my bicycle rims that were anodized. Not sure how he did it, but it got done.

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I worked for the largest powdercoating manufacturer in the US for many years and I can tell you that no matter what the type of powdercoat be: acrylic, polyester, whatever you are spraying it on should be clean bare metal. Even true anodized finishes will lift under the commonly used 450 degree range that it requires to bake the powder coat finish, so in short its not worth the risk. Strip it
 

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You can remove the anodizing with the yellow cap ez-off oven cleaner. It is a bitch but you can get it off.
 
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