At RelayBaton.com, all of our Batons have a colored anodized coating to protect their finish from the chemicals transmitted by human touch. This ensures an attractive look through many years of use. To achieve your individual look we mark the Batons using a state of art method to remove the color from the Anodized coating, while still leaving the protective coating intact. Many hours of testing have been spent in the development of this technology to ensure that a long lasting durable look is the end result. It should be noted that our process doesn't alter the weight specification of the Baton in any way, leaving it legal for sanctioned events.