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Postby Genotoys87 » 17 Jun 2017 21:52

I was wondering if anyone here knows the type aliminum or aluminum alloy used on the XA's outer platter?

I'm trying to see if it's suitable for black anodizing. Forgive me is that is blasphemous or if this question should be asked elsewhere. First time posting here.

Thanks for any Help you can provide.
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Re: Platter material

Postby mclaren007 » 30 Jul 2017 22:03

I don't see why you can't just rattle-can it. Just use thin coats, take your time. Sounds cool.
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Re: Platter material

Postby theclosetguy » 02 Aug 2017 23:21

Well.
Anodizing is an electronic/acid process where the surface material is oxidized and forms a harder surface. There are different types of anodized surfaces with different hardness. Anodized finishes are translucent so color defects will show up. Painting deposits a layer of material on the surface. It would need to be applied equally all around as to not affect the balance of the platter, correct? Powder coating would be better a choice over rattle can painting since a powder coat is an even layer and it is much stronger than paint.
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Re: Platter material

Postby abril » 10 Sep 2017 15:21

Painting aluminium will need an etch primer first.
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Re: Platter material

Postby Flasher1 » 05 Dec 2017 15:11

I recently took the outer platter to my powder coder and had it done in a flat black. It came out very nice and is impervious to almost everything.
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Re: Platter material

Postby tckmet » 05 Dec 2017 16:20

Powder coating is the way to go, having two SP-10 Mk2 plinths being restored with this process the platters will have to be polished since the underneath has the rubber and the bake oven would probaly have an effect on it.
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Re: Platter material

Postby derspankster » 05 Dec 2017 19:01

AR aluminum outer platters look very nice polished up with good metal polish. I like the look a lot myself. Power coating would be OK if that's the look you want.

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