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  • Titrating to find acid level of anodizing bath

    Hello All,

    First off, love this forum! There is a wealth of knowledge on this forum and so much information. With that I ask my question after searching over and over again.

    Does anyone have any information or instructions on how to test the bath for acid concentration? I...
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  • chrisplummer
    started a topic copycad throwing power

    copycad throwing power

    im having trouble with getting a bright finish in deep recesses (lcd) areas. im running a 12 gal set up with pump,fillter. ph is at 5.5 temp is 80. plenty of anode surface. i do realize the copycad is a chloride zinc bath and has poor throwing power compared to a cyanide bath but i dont want to mess...
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  • Zinc plated part turning dark after blue chromate

    I got my Caswell zinc plating kit 6 months ago and have had nothing but success! The parts look great. I have not plated anything in around a month or so. Now the parts come out looking great but when I dip them in the blue chromate for 15 seconds they are turning dark. Any ideas on what this could...
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  • RMarkus
    started a topic Black oxide questions.

    Black oxide questions.

    I tried the black oxide kit for the first time today. I ordered it with the dry sealer.

    While hanging my knives to dry I noticed they have a shiny area at the tip, which I'm guessing is from the sealer running down to the bottom areas of the knife and building up while it was hanging. Is...
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  • ringrosa
    started a topic trying to get light brown

    trying to get light brown

    new to anodizing, have done a lot of test pieces so asking for some advice, have a 5 gallon bucket with 3-1 distilled water/ acid. the temp of the electrolyte bath is around 75 degrees, the problem that I have is that the anodize layer is a dark gray, so when I use caswells camo brown I'm trying to...
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    Last edited by ringrosa; 06-05-2022, 03:27 AM.

  • New batch of copy cad zinc solution, very cloudy!

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    Several hours later, whatever the material is that made it cloudy settled to the bottom.

    I previously made 2 gallons and it was cloudy at the start but went clear after it was fully mixed.

    Only after a few uses did this 2 gallon mix get sediment.
    ...
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    Last edited by lburns-atl; 05-29-2022, 08:56 PM.
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