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FAQ:  What is Anodizing?

What is Anodizing?: Coat a Metallic Surface Electrolytically, Protective / Decorative Oxide, Resistant to Corrosion / Abrasion, Thin Anodic Coating, 0.1 - 1.0 Mils Thick, Hard Coatings

 

By definition, anodizing is "a process to coat a metallic surface electrolytically with a protective or decorative oxide." The anodic coating consists of hydrated aluminum oxide and is considered resistant to corrosion and abrasion. Coatings are 0.1 to 1.0 mil thick and are essentially transparent, although they may be colored.

Unlike most other finishes, anodizing preserves the natural luster, texture, and beauty of the metal itself. The anodized coating is hard, durable, will never peel, and, under normal conditions, will never wear through.

For more information about the anodizing process, read: Aluminum Anodizing Process.

 

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