Last Website Update: September 21, 2017

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​Anodizing Supply

Anodizing Dyes

20 grams = $8.00

Ferrous Sulfate 

50 grams = $6.00

 This is for advanced anodizing. Light green powder.

​The use of this is in cleaning and de-smut agents. It's really technical but in short it will serve as a flocculant and is commonly used in water purification

    According to the IUPAC definition, flocculation is "a process of contact and adhesion whereby the particles of a dispersion form larger-size clusters.

    This will assist in micro cleaning by trapping larger particles and allows drop down in cleaning tanks.

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50 grams = $6.00

 This is for advanced anodizing. White powder form.

Below I have posted the technical jargon of this. Carbamide is generally used as a fume inhibitor for Brit-Dip formulation. In blending it will control fuming of nitric acid.

​     Carbamide is an organic compound commonly known as urea, the primary byproduct of nitrogenmetabolism in mammals and amphibians.

    It is characterized as a water-soluble, colorless, and odorless granular substance in its pure state, but in the presence of moisture, it will give off a slight ammonia smell.

Carbamide

TWO Gallon = $14.00

Specialty Sealant and Dispersant Mix with PH Balance

This is for a pre-mixed blend of Nickel sealant and dispersant.

The ph is balanced based upon our trials. Anodizing sealant can sometimes raise ph of the water and is always under better control. Prices are for both one and two gallon mix.

ONE Gallon = $8.00

 Temperature: 190-210°F 

 Seal time: 10-25 minutes 

Comes in a plastic Jerry Can.

Comes in a plastic Jerry Can.

This is 99.98% pure aluminum powder. 
200 mesh grind.
This is used in acid tank setup. basically new tanks tend to burn or pit parts until they get broken in. During the anodizing process aluminum and other metals are dissolved and buffer the amperage flow to the part being anodized. Excess aluminum that cannot be saturated into the tank will form as a white chalky layer in the bottom of the tank and can be vacuumed out. In my experience burning happens more when the tanks are void of aluminum and extract the aluminum from the part being anodized.
A quarter teaspoon per gallon mixed but is not so critical as a little goes a long way, excess will drop out.
50 grams will treat about 7-10 gallons

Aluminum Powder - For new tank startup

50 grams = $8.00

1 Liter = $22.00

1/2 Liter = $14.00

This is a mixed solution.

Mix one liter with one gallon water


Please understand our solutions are a secret so please refrain from inquiring. These formulas have taken years of trial and error to formulate.


This is a liquid so Canada and USA only!

Anodizing Pre/Post Wash.

 This is for a pre and post anodizing wash.

Light Acid based combined with our secret sauce.

Totally Clear Liquid.

This is used in 2 ways:

1. As a pre wash, after desmut to remove noble metals. Most importantly copper which is is most aluminum alloys and is something we don't want. This can also be used as a desmut in this way. Designed to have minimal reaction to aluminum and prevent hazing on polished surfaces.

2. As a post wash after anodizing. This will help to clean the pores after anodizing and will speed the uptake of dyes. Caution need to be considered in this case as you want the shortest time in the bath to prevent dissolution of the actual surface.

In my runs red Bordeaux took 3 minutes to full color compared to 20 minutes without after wash.


Directions:

Mix with 4 parts water. Mix one liter with one gallon. mix one half liter with one half gallon distilled water. Must be distilled.

Use at room temperature.  

Dip for 2-5 minutes for pre-anodize.

Dip for 15-40 seconds for post anodize.

1 Quart = $110.00

2 Cups = $63.00

Caustic Soda - Anodize Stripper / Etch

This will strip anodizing and also etch aluminum. Doesn't work well on grease so de-oil and grease first with 740 cleaner..

Black residue will remain and needs de-smut to clean. Can also be scrubbed.. Care is to be used. When mixing it will get hot and allow to vent. Will strip many parts per batch.


Two Gallon = $8.00

This is heavy in shipping and can only be shipped to the USA and Canada. This is a bit more expensive because of this.

NO OVERSEAS SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM.

RO-58 (TM88) Bonded PTFE Coating

RO-59 products deposit a bonded PTFE coating on metallic surfaces for high perfoemance lubricity. Their unique bonding properties offer improved lubrication and longer wearability versus non-bonding PTFE. 

RO-59 coatings will support a wide range of lubrication needs where performance properties of hardness, dry-film lubricity, release (non-sticking), endurance and corrosion protection is required. 


This lasts a long time as well.

This is a milky liquid and will be diluted with distilled water 3:1 ratio. You will dip cold and can air dry for 24 hours or heat to dry. We use this on all parts to make slicker and easier to clean. Good for pre-polish.

This is about the best stuff made for this purpose.


One Cup = $35.00

This is heavy in shipping and can only be shipped to the USA and Canada. This is a bit more expensive because of this.

NO OVERSEAS SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM.

Concentration: 8.5-10oz per gallon 

 Temperature: 140-160°F 

2-3 minutes

Specialty 740 Cleaner 

Specialty 740 cleaner is a fantastic and famous cleaner. We use this before all anodizing and will remove stains, grease and aluminum polish from all metals. The mix needs to be accurate. temperature should be about 150 degrees.

If the mix is too strong or weak it can start etching. Sometimes we use this product to etch and clean by increasing temperature and or time.

This lasts a long time as well.


One Gallon = $18.00

Concentration: 3-6 g/l 

 pH: 5.2-5.9 

 Temperature: 190-210°F 

 Seal time: 10-25 minutes 

Specialty Dispersant - Smut Preventative Additive

Specialty Dispersant is specifically formulated to prevent smut formation during the sealing process. It is applicable to either boiling water or high temperature nickel acetate sealing formulations.

Filtration is a good idea to prevent smut

only de-ionized water. Try and keep your sealant contaminate free.

In our opinion this produces a slicker finish when blended with the sealant above.


Two Gallon = $8.00

The photo on the left shows the open pores vs. the closed pores.

To seal anodizing means to convert the aluminum oxide in the pores to hydrated aluminum oxide which is a larger molecule and literally "clogs" or fills up the pore with hydrated aluminum oxide.

Sealing is done by 3 methods.


1. Boiling Water / Steam

Boiling will close the pores in about a half hour. During this process some dye will leach out so is best to boil hard before moving the part out of dye. We have used steam in the past but uses much energy and can become blotchy if not hot enough.

From what I have heard the boiling method produces the hardest surface but not the best finish in my opinion.


​2. Mid Temperature Sealant - Nickel Acetate Seal
This is what we sell and use for all our sealing. The nickel Acetate will clog the pores but requires less time and heat. Thus this has a bit less leaching of dye color. 
The corrosion resistance is generally not as good as boiling water or steam seal, unless the nickel acetate process is done at boiling temp. We Boil.


When sealing with nickel acetate alone, a smutty deposit may form on the work. This can be prevented by the addition of a Dispersant. Nickel acetate is suitable for sealing dyed or clear anodized aluminum. Nickel acetate offers the advantage of increased weather and light fastness on coatings dyed with organic dyes.


3. Cold Sealing

This is done with flouride. We don't have much knowledge on the process and is not used in standard production.


Why Seal Aluminum Anodizing? What is Anodizing Sealer?

Sealing is the last step in anodizing and can be done by several different processes, The main reason for all the different sealing processes is to close the porous aluminum oxide layer after the anodizing step. Without doing this the part can leach dye.

Without a high quality seal the anodized coating feels sticky and is  absorbent to all kinds of dirt, grease, oil and will also leach dye. The sealing gives a maximum corrosion resistance but minimizes the wear resistance of the anodized oxide layer.

Aluminum Anodizing Sealant - Dispersant - Smut Seal Preventative

 Anodizing Sealing is important in aluminum anodizing. We have nickel acetate seal to speed up and provide a faster seal with less smut formation. Using nickel acetate sealant will cause less bleed out of colors during seal because the time is shorter than with boiling water.

Nickel Acetate Anodizing Sealant

Two Gallon = $10.00

Concentration: 8-10 g/l 

 pH: 5.2-5.9 

 Temperature: 190-210°F 

 Seal time: 10-25 minutes 

This Nickel Acetate Sealant is a fully blended nickel acetate, specifically formulated to provide a high quality seal  for dyed anodized aluminum. 

 Compatible with all aluminum dyes, no matter the source. 

 Excellent corrosion protection. 

 pH regulated 

 Contains a smut suppressant. 

 Also suitable to seal clear anodize, hardcoat and electrolytic colored work. 

 Meets current ASTM test methods: B136, B680, B117 

 RoHS compliant


 This is one of the few things that will attack titanium besides hydroflouric acid. Needed to bring titanium anodizing into the pink and green colors. Will also cause a matt grey finish.
20 grams is for 2 gallons

Ammonium Bi-Flouride - Silica Remover

Titanium Etch

20 grams = $8.00

​​ Ammonium hydrogen fluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula NH4HF2 or NH4F·HF. It is produced from ammonia and hydrogen fluoride. This colourless salt is a glass-etchant and an intermediate in a once-contemplated route to hydrofluoric acid.

 Used in 6000 series aluminum which contains silica. 50 grams will mix with one gallon.

     This is a much safer alternative to Hydroflouric Acid.
50 grams is for 2 gallons