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    New at Anodizing
    by [email protected]
    Hi, my company manufacturers many different aluminum brackets for our systems. We decided to try and run a small anodizing line in house for our lower volume parts. We bought the Caswell 20 gal system, Still in the testing phase but have ran some good parts in black. We tried out the Grey NLN dye...
    07-28-2021, 07:50 PM
    Thief of no thief
    by [email protected]
    Good afternoon, I would like to know if it’s best to plate small pieces with a thief wire on each side of the rack or can I do without. What are the advantages of putting a wire?
    I have done both and had good results, my “go to guy” for my copper tanks tells me I should use them because...
    07-27-2021, 04:24 PM
  • gooty
    ZINC PLATING: furthest edge of part turns black then grey crystals appear
    by gooty
    The kit has plated really well for a month, but now a problem.
    I put a part in, and the edge furthest away from the hanging wire goes black. Then grey crystals appear on the black and start increasing in size.
    I can also put in several bolts, and the one furthest from the hanging wire does...
    07-26-2021, 11:13 AM

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