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Old 03-09-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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Anodized throttle bodies

As some of you know I offer bolt on throttle bodies for the 3.7. A member contacted me and gave the idea that I should try to offer an anodized product for those looking for some flash under the hood. Anodizing is a great way to add custom color and personality to aluminum and other metals. The part that is challenging is when aluminum is anodized it generally ads .0005. That won't hurt the outside but the bore itself is precision machined. Also the electrical components have to be removed and protected. Moving on...

Reason for posting is what color does everyone think would be best?
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Can you not just anodize the OD?
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Not easily. Parts are soaks in various heated acid baths which like to eat most materials.
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As some of you know I offer bolt on throttle bodies for the 3.7. A member contacted me and gave the idea that I should try to offer an anodized product for those looking for some flash under the hood. Anodizing is a great way to add custom color and personality to aluminum and other metals. The part that is challenging is when aluminum is anodized it generally ads .0005. That won't hurt the outside but the bore itself is precision machined. Also the electrical components have to be removed and protected. Moving on...

Reason for posting is what color does everyone think would be best?
0.0005"?
I doubt very much that the machining tolerance of a throttle body bore is that minute.
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Can you anodize it first then machine it? Is it easy to offer colors, such as same as car per each order? Just curious.
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