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By Kendosis, Senior Member on 19th May 2014, 01:18 PM
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Is the frame anodized aluminum? and does it peel?

I'm thinking about buying the black SP and changing the frame with the frame from the white model which I assume is pure aluminum? unless they coated it white
 
 
19th May 2014, 08:50 PM |#2  
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So:
1. The frame is just coated aluminum but it doesn't peel, coating holds very well.
2. If you want to change the frame, you must also change the screen (glass), they're connected (glued?) together

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Originally Posted by Kendosis

Is the frame anodized aluminum? and does it peel?

I'm thinking about buying the black SP and changing the frame with the frame from the white model which I assume is pure aluminum? unless they coated it white

i think its not aluminum, umm i use it without any protection and here are some pics of the frame and the screen
[They are in the 7zip file , cuz they were too big and above the upload limit as a jpg file]
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It is aluminum, but not anodized. The paint pells off after several months (5-6 months), like in my unit. I used to have a white model and the aluminum was painted too, just like my current black model. However, now that the paint is peeling off, I can confirm that below the painting, the aluminum is still black, but I guess it's just ugly black.
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20th May 2014, 04:47 AM |#5  
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It is aluminum, but not anodized. The paint fells off after several months (5-6 months), like in my unit. I used to have a white model and the aluminum was painted too, just like my current black model. However, now that the paint is peeling off, I can confirm that below the painting, the aluminum is still black, but I guess it's just ugly black.

Good to know, maybe I'll buy a 2nd frame and just remove all the paint.
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I don't know how great would that go. I personally wouldn't remove it, as we don't know how great the aluminum by itself could stand. Not to mention that removing the paint could damage the aluminum too.

However, the idea of having a black model with white aluminum sounds pretty awesome to me. I wanted to do something like that before. Maybe I'll do so in the future. Anyhow, good luck. Make sure to post results.
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