Anyone looking to get into home anodizing?

Mr_Roboto

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Okay, so I contacted a company for a quote on anodizing dye (OD Green specifically) and they ship in 1lb minimums at about 60 bucks shipped. In reality that's enough to make over 175 gallons of dye at the highest concentration, and 3X more at the minimum. I'm looking to have more like 5-10 gallons of dye and perhaps a few batches as time goes along.

There's stuff on the Internet that tells how to do it, long of the short you'd probably want a fish tank heater, a few buckets, some lye and some battery acid. I think I paid $60-75 for this stuff. So for say a hundred dollar bill you could theoretically start anodizing.
 

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not some shit id want to have at home and be breathing

Just pay to get it done, have zero hassle, professional quality and someone to fix the fuck ups for free and not have large amounts of caustic chemicals or unnecessary equipment hanging around your house
 

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Yeah, the chemicals for this are nasty. We have a small setup at work to deal with smaller parts that need hard anodized coatings.

Getting rid of the chemicals is the part thats bad, you don't want ANY of that to spill in a car, assuming you can find someone to take the chemicals.
 

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Yeah, the chemicals for this are nasty. We have a small setup at work to deal with smaller parts that need hard anodized coatings.

Getting rid of the chemicals is the part thats bad, you don't want ANY of that to spill in a car, assuming you can find someone to take the chemicals.
Getting rid of it isn't that hard in reality, you neutralize out your corrosive chems with vinegar or baking soda as needed until the PH is neutral then down the drain they go. Sulfuric Acid and Lye are both sold as drain cleaners.
 

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Casewell plating sells a kit but it's around $500?
I want to play around with this too but I have no room for chemicals especially with sparks flying around
 

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This sounds like some fight club shit. I think I already broke the rules twice.

First off, we don't talk about that. Second off, you need Nitric Acid as well which is actually easier to make than Sulfuric.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKX36mvBiQ

This setup seems legit. :s00ls:

ED:makes me want to get my neon sign transformer out. Or buy a pole transformer.
 

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