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Paradigm
07-17-2000, 04:24 PM
What is involved with anodizing aluminum? I would have so many things to use it for (other than RC as well). If anyone has some info on the process and/or any kits that are available, I would greatly appreciate it http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/smile.gif

-David R.

Conman
07-18-2000, 12:15 AM
I don't know, but I'd like to know too.

Pherret
07-27-2000, 01:30 PM
Probably like chroming. Takes a whole work shop with lots of expensive equipment (sand blasters ect) and chemicals... i don't know... maby not. http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/frown.gif

yr4_m2_racer
07-27-2000, 06:51 PM
Maybe u can use clothing dye.....???????

Stampedeguy
07-28-2000, 12:45 AM
EVER HEARD OF THE INTERNET? IT'S A COOL THING YOU KNOW.....U CAN FIND OUT ANYTHING.

Paradigm
07-28-2000, 01:59 AM
I don't know what that was aimed at Stampedeguy, but it didn't sound to productive... I don't want to get in a flame war or anything but why make a statement in all caps without elaborating on what you are being sarcastic about? If you didn't mean anything, it's cool but you should take a look at what you are writing to see how it might come across to others who read it http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/smile.gif

On a different note, I have found some good information (on the INTERNET mind you http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/wink.gif) about how to anodize on your own. Check out http://sites.gulf.net/riders/anodize.htm

This involves sulfuric (and maybe nitric) acid so be careful people http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I have been interested in doing this for a few other applications so I'll be letting you know how it goes once I get my hands on some sulfuric and nitric acid.

-David R.

BTW yr4_m2_racer you were correct! It appears that regular clothing dye will work with the process.


[This message has been edited by Paradigm (edited 07-28-2000).]

red20
07-28-2000, 11:25 PM
BTW yr4_m2_racer you were correct! It appears that regular clothing dye will work with the process.

really???? wow. my TB01 and TL01 will be blues forever then. keep us up-todate http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/smile.gif
Thanks man.

DeSmet Spartan
07-29-2000, 12:14 AM
There was an article in Xtreme R/C on anodizing titanium. You first solder together some 9V's and fill a bowl with Clean Shower. You use an aligator clip and some wire to connect the batteries to the titanium and then dip it in the clean show. I will find the entire article so it will make a little more sense. They said it was very dangerous so I don't recommend doing this.

shaggy mutt
07-29-2000, 06:57 PM
I have a chemical used for aircraft.
It puts a rust and corrosion proof coat on metals