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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of anodize.
  • adj. Of a metal object: having a surface layer of oxide, for decoration or protection, and formed via an electrolytic process.


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  • Basically, a sheet of aluminum is anodized, meaning a layer of oxide is added to its surface, and this creates a matrix of sorts, in which nanopores are placed at regular intervals from each other.

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  • Currently it comes in 3 1/2 – inch only, with walnut stock, blued steel and a greenish anodized alloy receiver.

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  • The upper end Dura-Ace version is anodized matte black to save a few grams, while the rest are painted.

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  • Modern -- but not space-age -- styling, and a receiver that is anodized to a distinctive gray-green color.

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  • If your quad has anodized parts that are faded or a color that you no longer want to look at, you can strip the parts and make them silver.

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  • The fourth edition of the AIA Guide to New York City describes the building, completed in 1970, thusly: Limestone and bronze-anodized aluminum trying to look Modern.

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  • As if preserving them in amber, Mr. Chen encased the original cast-iron arches of the L-shaped building in walls of glass framed in black anodized aluminum.

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  • And of course, the elegant seat binder that formed part of the elegant lines of the original Orca and set it aside from all other carbon frames of the time, has been tweaked, slotted, anodized to match the frame color, and lightened up.

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  • Colored anodizing is back, and the Gore cable guides available on the Orca, as well as on the Alma mountain bike on which Julien Absalon won Olympic and world championship gold, have little colored-anodized guides for the cables, which run with bare sheath only from the front cable stop to the rear derailleur (without a housing piece at the seat tube for a clean, direct line).

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  • On second glance, one sees that the exterior is less simple than it first appeared the walls are made of anodized aluminum panels canted two degrees back from a vertical position and lapped over each other with inner seams of steel buffed to a mirror finish.

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