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  • mcaswell
    started a topic Anodising red

    Anodising red

    Don, a long term customer of ours, sent me this email. I thought it would be helpful to pass on his experiences.

    "My good friends and neighbors at the lake like to play cribbage. They brought their cribbage board, shaped and decorated to resemble a largemouth bass, to our cabin for...
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    Last edited by mcaswell; 06-22-2021, 05:52 AM.

  • Lannaluca
    started a topic Nickel plating Anode

    Nickel plating Anode

    Hi,
    Very simple question about nickel plating:
    cause pure nickel is expensive, once the bath is done, the anode can be reuse, do I must clean it, how?
    sorry about my rookie question, I dont have any experience about, I am in the process on buy all the items needed and begin experimenting,...
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  • GeeBee
    started a topic Metal goes Black in degreaser

    Metal goes Black in degreaser

    So using the Caswell Degreaser..I left this part in the solution maybe 20 minutes, and it's come out Black?
    Any ideas on why or if it'll affect the plating process?
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  • Imatk
    started a topic Yellow Chromate Doesn't Take / Stick

    Yellow Chromate Doesn't Take / Stick

    So I finally have my zinc plate down and the zinc looks fantastic. Very bright... love the way that looks.

    BUT... when I go to use the chromate it doesn't do anything.

    I finish zinc plating. Brush with a little steel wool very lightly to just take off some of the gray. Rinse...
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  • Anti flash coating for ferrous- after blasting.

    Been researching in circles.....after sand blasting I am looking for a spray/mist on pretreatment that will halt oxidation without the need for further washing on steel/iron prior to zinc powder and powder coating. I have found Bonderite/Henkel 1201 for aluminum. I think Picklex is way over priced and...
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  • patg84
    started a topic Conflicting directions Blue Chromate

    Conflicting directions Blue Chromate

    So there's conflicting information between the website, the manual & what's actually printed on the bottle.

    On the website it says mix 1qt to 3 qts of distilled water for a 1 gallon mix.

    In the manual it states: In a plastic container, add 32 fl oz of Distilled Water then...
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  • Trouble Getting Al (Type III) Anodizing to work

    Hello, I posted this in the "Hard Anodizing" pinned post but haven't gotten a response so figured I'd just make a new post. I'm a materials engineer familiar with electrochemical processes and surface etching but new to anodizing.

    I'm doing some R&D and trying to see if I...
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