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  • Annodizing aluminum auto a/c metal lines

    I have a small auto a/c parts warehouse in Phoenix. I am always looking for new things to do and sell. I have many requests from hot rodders for polished/chrome compressors (a/c) and am tired of turning them down. I talked to Mike (I think) Caswell this morning when I found this web site. Ok, here is my question. Have any of you ever had any experience with auto a/c compressors, or aluminum lines? Mike gave some great ideas to me and it seems too good to be true that I can do these things inexpensively. Don't get me wrong, I believe him, I just need a kick in the pants to break out the check book! Ha!

    I am part of a large auto a/c bulletin board and for years I've helped others. Now I'm on the receiving end. I know this question is vague but being new up here I'm not even sure I'm doing this correctly. Thanks in advance.

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    Yes, it's true, the Caswell LCD anodizing method works quite well. However, it does take some time to do, approximately 90 minutes per batch anodizing using 4.5 A/ft^2. Also, you'll have to do all of the prep work to get the parts to the desired surface finish before anodizing; anodizing hides no flaws.

    Although I've personally never anodized A/C parts, this should provide a nice effect for you. Good luck.