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djaaz

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Anyone tried an anodization on an enclosure?
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:34:28 PM »
I remembered doing this in class, colorizing aluminum.
Googled it a bit, looks quite easy.

Anyone tried?

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Re: Anyone tried an anodization on an enclosure?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 08:48:48 PM »
No, but I absolutely love the look.

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Re: Anyone tried an anodization on an enclosure?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 08:51:38 PM »
Have everything needed to make a test except the courage to sand an enclosure, that's why i asked before in case i should not waste time on it.

Might do that tomorrow, will post the results.



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Re: Anyone tried an anodization on an enclosure?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 12:50:26 AM »
I've read that anodizing doesn't work well on cast aluminum. That has put me off of giving it a try. But, what's the harm in trying?

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Re: Anyone tried an anodization on an enclosure?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 09:38:03 AM »
First try failed.
I let the enclosure around 30 min in the bath, did not seem to even anodize.

Will try another time, with more acid & longer. Will see.




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Re: Anyone tried an anodization on an enclosure?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 02:48:21 PM »
My power supply died! I tested it on the first attempt but i've been doing several tests with a dead supply.
I have an old PC ATX power supply that i will transform in a lab supply and rerun some tests.

In the meanwhile, i'm doing my first enclosure etch for my dirtbag. Looks easier but i'm sure i'll have another blooper to share.