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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:23 am 
Old School Hero

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This topic came up on another string. Think of the money you can save doing it yourself! (Or should I say pennywise, pound foolish?)

http://astro.neutral.org/anodise.shtml


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:56 pm 
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Well, it would be sweet to do, and I remember a bunch of kids in shop class doing it to all their parts.

However, here in the states, especially the southwest, we have a huge crystal meth problem, and going around buying a bunch of sulphuric acid would land you in a police station so fast it would make your head spin.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:14 pm 
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Wow.

Im tempted to try this.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:55 pm 
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There was a thread on STW about this a week or so ago. Some pretty nasty chemicals involved and general advice was leave it to the professionals. But they would say that...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:05 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Take it from someone who invested a large amount of time and money in setting up an ano line...unless you are prepared to ruin a lot of parts/material/patience in learning the process's unique characteristics, it is much more financially prudent to "leave it to the professionals".

Don't get me wrong, it can be done by the home brew crew, but it will take months to get consistent and professional results.

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:27 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Sorry if it's been asked before but since we're on the topic - what's the easiest way to de-anodize? I have an 'X' stem that's a scruffy red and I want to strip it back to bare alloy.


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Caustic acid .

do a search on here . i have asked before .


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found it - sorry, should have looked more carefully - sometimes you dosearches on forums and get loads of matches which weren't what you were after. Not here! Should have known!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:53 am 
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very good , but very dangerous too .


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:16 pm 
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heres some more anodising info, http://www.airgunforum.net/agf/index.ph ... =anodising


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