Anodized finishes provide outstanding surface properties including excellent resistance to abrasion, erosion, and ultraviolet light degradation. These finishes are highly durable, have an exceptionally long life expectancy, and require only minimum maintenance.
Anodic films are very hard, and as a result, most post-production bending of anodized aluminum causes the film to “craze,” which produces a series of small cracks in the finish. It is recommended that all forming and bending be done prior to anodizing.
Anodizers likely will not warrant parts that have been post formed.