The Wise Anodize With CVF Racing


It can become confusing in a world of aftermarket parts how companies color their parts. There are many different ways to customize the look of machined parts. Hydro dipping, powder coating, paint, plating and many others. For CVF Racing there is only one process that is superior, anodizing.

To make a great part is only half the battle, keeping it looking good and performing for years is another. CVF Racing uses a bright dip anodizing process on all of their stealth black pulleys and brackets. Anodizing is unlike other coatings that merely adhere to the surface of the part, it is an electrochemical process changes that crystal structure near the surface of the aluminum alloy and allows for it to be dyed.

The electrochemical process creates a finish that is unable to chip or peel off. If the aluminum pulley or bracket is damaged it can surpass the anodized layer but there is no worry of the anodizing “peeling off” like powder coating or other coatings. There is no special treatment after the parts are anodized either. Simple water or water and soap will keep the parts looking great. A mild abrasive cleaner may need to be used if more difficult deposits are trying to be removed.

Anodizing is a tried and true process that has been used all over the world from satellites to the Willis Tower in Chicago. This is just another way that CVF Racing takes an extra step to offer the best product possible to their customers. You can read more about the six step anodizing process on their blog. Remember whether your looking for replacement V-belt pulleys or all-in-one serpentine setup for your Mopar, give CVF Racing a call.

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Gavin Wollenburg

Sales Associate/Contributing Editor – gavin.wollenburg@shawgroupmedia.com Gavin grew up around Mopars in his lakeside home in Ohio, his father showing him nearly everything he needed to know about haulin' some serious rear in his '72 Dart Swinger. Since then, he's made his little A-Body a serious autocross contender and regularly shows the modern boys how an old Dart does it!

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