Decorative Anodizing Specification for Automotive Applications
Form Detailed in this SAE Recommended Practice are interior and exterior bright or electrolytically colored anodized aluminum automotive components in the form of seat trim, dashboard, window or side body moldings, bumpers, wheels, rocker panel, etc. Applicatointhis document defines performance requirements for bright or electrolytically colored anodized luminum finishes including interior and exterior applications. the automotive parts can be fabricated from bare coiled sheet, flat sheet, or extruded shapes. Preanodized coiled sheet may be applicable for selected applications. Alloy selection is governed by finish requirements, forming characteristics, and mechanical properties.