First attempt at anodizing.

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ChrisHerzog

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The guy that I use for anodizing is no longer doing it so I started reading up on doing it at home. These are all just some old parts that I bead blasted then went through all the steps to anodize them. I was shooting for black but I need to come up with a better way to heat and keep my tanks at the correct temp. I’m happy just need to fine tune it a little!
 

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RichJones

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Maybe look into an immersion heater. They have them on Amazon that people use to heat anything from buckets of water to inflatable pools.
 

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The guy that I use for anodizing is no longer doing it so I started reading up on doing it at home. These are all just some old parts that I bead blasted then went through all the steps to anodize them. I was shooting for black but I need to come up with a better way to heat and keep my tanks at the correct temp. I’m happy just need to fine tune it a little!
Also check the aquarium heaters, that’s what I used for hard chrome work. They have a dial to adjust temperature and mine are glass but have lasted years.
 

ChrisHerzog

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Also check the aquarium heaters, that’s what I used for hard chrome work. They have a dial to adjust temperature and mine are glass but have lasted years.
I need the color tank to get up to 140 degrees. Do you think an aquarium heater can get up to that? (4 gallons)
 

John Beardslee

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Mine are old, you might do a search and see what’s out there or check your local pet store
 

RichJones

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Also check the aquarium heaters, that’s what I used for hard chrome work. They have a dial to adjust temperature and mine are glass but have lasted years.
I thought about that too but I didn’t know if they’d get hot enough. But there’s another idea for you.
 

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Good for you, I did my own for years until I found a shop that would slip them in for cash.

What dye are you using? I found that a good commercial dye made all the difference, plus a sealer afterwards.
 

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