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    Post by 8fingers on Thu May 12, 2011 8:46 pm

    My sons were into paintball and I remembered some stuff about andodizing using a car battery charger and Ritz dye.
    I found these instead.
    http://www.rapidfirepaintball.ca/Anodizing.htm
    Dramatic 2 -3 color finishes are possible, and steel parts could be thinly plated with aluminum then anodized. I figured some of the modern or target bows could be dressed up effectively, workmanship kicked up a notch with stuff.

    http://www.bryanpryor.com/anodizing.php
    Make sure your spyware /anti virus is up-to-date if you go searching for this stuff on line. I clicked on a link about anodizing with coke and got a virus. Evil or Very Mad
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    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri May 13, 2011 10:19 am

    thatnks for the links. I remeber doing some simple anodizing in chem class. Its was a fairly simple proccess if you have the right chemicals and good directions.

    I believe we used food coloring as the dye in class. Just anouther option, not sure how it compares to RIT dye for color or durability.



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    Post by juancheco on Fri May 13, 2011 11:39 am

    This link is from the Robin Allen web site, somewere this guys have some kits for Do youre self anodizin....lucky you....I´m too far away........

    http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html
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    Post by olrono on Fri May 13, 2011 2:34 pm

    Anything that gets stressed in metal suffers from what they call "hydrogen imbritalment" after plating. Things that the industry do is shot blasting, shot peaning or polishing the metal to stop cracks from forming on the surface.
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    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri May 13, 2011 4:50 pm

    Yeah I don't think I would anodize a prod but other part that are repeatably stressed sure. Aluminum already has life cycle issues no point in making it worse.

    Well a post acid bath bake should remove the loose hydrogen from the aluminum. But before doing that research the temps needed to make sure the temper or strength of the aluminum isn't affected.



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