Done before the anodizing process begins, vibratory finishing also known as tumbling is done to deburr the edges or adjust the texture of the finished product. This process can be done with both small and large tank runs.
Plugging is typically used in applications where tolerances of certain threads or pinholes are very tight or an electrical contact needs to be made. This process is accomplished by plugging these threaded areas and pinholes to keep them from being anodized during the anodizing process.
Selective masking is used in applications where plugging may not work for such things as surface designs. Similar to plugging, it is used when tolerances can't be changed or an electrical contact needs to be made. This process is accomplished by tapping off areas to keep them from being anodized during the anodizing process.
Usually done with hard coat, polytetrafluoroethylene is done after the anodizing process. Teflon dry film is applied to parts for additional corrosion and abrasion resistance. This process can also help reduce friction or create a nonstick surface on some parts.