Annodization


#1

I know the dangers of the electricity and the acid. Can someone give me a breakdown of anodizing. How do you apply the paint? What type of paint? How much electricity? What type of acid?

Thank You


#2

Depends, are you talking about aluminum or titanium?


#3

You don’t use paint. You use dyes with acid and electrical currents. I would recommend not to try it.


#4

Titanium anodizing is a much safer process. In fact, it can be done with 9v batteries and baking soda. :stuck_out_tongue:


(DOGS) #5

It’s certainly not a recommended homebrew project.


#6

Oh, i was talking about aluminum.


#7

you should be able to find a guide. real cheap, only about 250 dollars.


#8

Lots of great info here:

http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html

-Cheers


#9

Note to the kids -  This process involves potentially dangerous chemicals and is not cheap. Proceed with caution.


#10

Yes but if you take a lot of needed precautions you will b e fine.


#11

Still, Kids+Electricity+Chemicals= Problems


#12

I did a search for anodizing aluminum. Not that I want to do this, but understanding the process is very helpful and useful.

Now that I know, I STILL do not want to do this. I want to do this even less than before. Then again, I look to buy the yoyo already the way I want it to be. Seems to save me a whole lot of hassle and headache and potential damage to person and property.


(WildCat23) #13

I think clear would be a good starting point.

Fewer Chemicals = Less Money = Less Danger = Best Value


#14

Unfortunately clear ano doesn’t require less chemicals than colored. Dyes aren’t all that toxic.