Aluminium Anodising Kits



Standard (Black) Aluminium Anodising Kit (Ref: ANDB)

Standard (Black) Aluminium Anodising Kit

Click here to view the Instruction Manual

Aluminium which is not anodised and exposed to the elements soon corrodes. The process changes the existing surface to give a finish which has a high resistance to corrosion.

The aluminium can be left as it's original colour or given any of six colours during the process as can be seen from the pictures.



WHAT IS ANODISING ?
Anodising is the creation of an oxide layer on the surface of aluminium by electro-chemical means. This oxide layer protects the underlying metal and prevents further corrosion from taking place. An additional benefit of this process is that the oxide layer that is created will accept certain dyes, thus allowing aluminium items to be finished in a wide range of colours.



GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The system has been designed from scratch to provide an easy and safe method for the amateur to successfully anodise aluminium* at a low cost. All the latest developments in chemicals and electronics have been integrated into the design to produce excellent results. The system utilises electronic control of the current supplied to the anodising tank, and due to the low voltage involved there is no risk of electric shock. The power supply has built in electronic protection to prevent damage should fault conditions arise.
* Aluminium items that have been cast are not able to be anodised.


THE TANKS
Four tanks are needed to complete the whole process.
TANK 1 the anodising tank
TANK 2 the rinsing tank (cold water)
TANK 3 the dyeing tank (optional)
TANK 4 the sealing tank (boiling water)

The sealing tank needs to be able to store boiling water and be large enough to accommodate the item being anodised. The anodised part does not need to be fully submerged in the boiling water, but must be rotated so that the whole surface receives the full duration of sealing time .

The item to be anodised can be attached to the aluminium rod that
will provide it's electrical connection in one of two ways. The most
convenient way is to use an existing hole in the item, pass the rod
through and wrap around several times to ensure a good mechanical
as well as electrical connection. If this is not possible then a small
hole can be drilled in an unobtrusive place and the flattened end of
the rod screwed into this hole.

THE ANODISING PROCESS CAUSES THE
ALUMINIUM TO BECOME NON -CONDUCTIVE,
THEREFORE THIS CONNECTION MUST BE GOOD
ENOUGH TO REMAIN THROUGHOUT THE
ANODISATION PROCESS AS ONCE BROKEN IT IS
IMPOSSIBLE TO REGAIN.
THE PART OF THE ROD THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH
THE ANODISING SOLUTION WILL ALSO BECOME NON
CONDUCTIVE AND SHOULD BE DISCARDED AFTER
USE .

It is important to be completely satisfied with the surface finish
before starting the anodising process. It is very important that all oil or grease is completely removed from all items to be anodised. After finishing to the desired level it is important to prepare the surface with BARVIC cleaner/scourer to ensure satisfactory anodisation. Sprinkle a small amount onto the surface or make up a paste with clean water and using a moistened, lint free cloth rub all over the surface to be anodised. Use a toothbrush on areas with recesses or that are difficult to reach. Finally rinse in clean water and attach the free end of the aluminium rod to a croc. clip lead or wrap it around the anode bar. If a croc clip lead is used this should be connected to the anode bar. The item is now ready to be lowered into the solution.

WE CAN ONLY SUPPLY THESE TO THE UK



CONTENTS

5 LITRES ANODISING SOLUTION
ANODISING CATHODE SET
ALUMINIUM ROD SET
SCOURER POWDER
ANODISING TANK
GLOVES
MASK
CROCODILE LEAD SET
SUPPORT ROD SET
POWER SUPPLY
SUPPORT CLIPS
INSTRUCTIONS



160.33 192.40


Quantity: 

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Anodising Kits ( Coloured) (Ref: ANDC)

Anodising Kits ( Coloured)

CLICK HERE TO SEE A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

As above but a Coloured kit

Choose from RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, VIOLET

Aluminium which is not anodised and exposed to the elements soon corrodes. The process changes the existing surface to give a finish which has a high resistance to corrosion.

The aluminium can be left as it's original colour or given any of six colours during the process .
CLICK THE IMAGE TO SE THE COLOURS AVAILABLE



WHAT IS ANODISING ?
Anodising is the creation of an oxide layer on the surface of aluminium by electro-chemical means. This oxide layer protects the underlying metal and prevents further corrosion from taking place. An additional benefit of this process is that the oxide layer that is created will accept certain dyes, thus allowing aluminium items to be finished in a wide range of colours.



GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The system has been designed from scratch to provide an easy and safe method for the amateur to successfully anodise aluminium* at a low cost. All the latest developments in chemicals and electronics have been integrated into the design to produce excellent results. The system utilises electronic control of the current supplied to the anodising tank, and due to the low voltage involved there is no risk of electric shock. The power supply has built in electronic protection to prevent damage should fault conditions arise.
* Aluminium items that have been cast are not able to be anodised.


THE TANKS
Four tanks are needed to complete the whole process.
TANK 1 the anodising tank
TANK 2 the rinsing tank (cold water)
TANK 3 the dyeing tank (optional)
TANK 4 the sealing tank (boiling water)

The sealing tank needs to be able to store boiling water and be large enough to accommodate the item being anodised. The anodised part does not need to be fully submerged in the boiling water, but must be rotated so that the whole surface receives the full duration of sealing time .

The item to be anodised can be attached to the aluminium rod that
will provide it's electrical connection in one of two ways. The most
convenient way is to use an existing hole in the item, pass the rod
through and wrap around several times to ensure a good mechanical
as well as electrical connection. If this is not possible then a small
hole can be drilled in an unobtrusive place and the flattened end of
the rod screwed into this hole.

THE ANODISING PROCESS CAUSES THE
ALUMINIUM TO BECOME NON -CONDUCTIVE,
THEREFORE THIS CONNECTION MUST BE GOOD
ENOUGH TO REMAIN THROUGHOUT THE
ANODISATION PROCESS AS ONCE BROKEN IT IS
IMPOSSIBLE TO REGAIN.
THE PART OF THE ROD THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH
THE ANODISING SOLUTION WILL ALSO BECOME NON
CONDUCTIVE AND SHOULD BE DISCARDED AFTER
USE .

It is important to be completely satisfied with the surface finish
before starting the anodising process. It is very important that all oil or grease is completely removed from all items to be anodised. After finishing to the desired level it is important to prepare the surface with BARVIC cleaner/scourer to ensure satisfactory anodisation. Sprinkle a small amount onto the surface or make up a paste with clean water and using a moistened, lint free cloth rub all over the surface to be anodised. Use a toothbrush on areas with recesses or that are difficult to reach. Finally rinse in clean water and attach the free end of the aluminium rod to a croc. clip lead or wrap it around the anode bar. If a croc clip lead is used this should be connected to the anode bar. The item is now ready to be lowered into the solution.

WE CAN ONLY SUPPLY THESE TO THE UK



CONTENTS

5 LITRES ANODISING SOLUTION
ANODISING CATHODE SET
ALUMINIUM ROD SET
SCOURER POWDER
ANODISING TANK
GLOVES
MASK
CROCODILE LEAD SET
SUPPORT ROD SET
POWER SUPPLY
SUPPORT CLIPS
1 LITRE DYE (MAKES 5 L)
DYEING TANK
HEATER
AGITATOR
SUPPORT ROD SET
SUPPORT CLIPS

INSTRUCTIONS




160.33 192.40


Quantity: 

People who bought Anodising Kits ( Coloured) also bought::

1. Replacement Dye for Anodising Kit
2. Set 6 Spare Anodising Rods





Set 6 Spare Anodising Rods (Ref: ANDR)

Set 6 Spare Anodising Rods



4.41 5.29


Quantity: 

People who bought Set 6 Spare Anodising Rods also bought::

1. 5 Litres Anodising Solution
2. Anodising Kits ( Coloured)





Replacement Dye for Anodising Kit (Ref: ANDS)

Replacement Dye for Anodising Kit

Choose Colour

19.84 23.81


Quantity: 

People who bought Replacement Dye for Anodising Kit also bought::

1. Anodising Kits ( Coloured)





5 Litres Anodising Solution (Ref: ANDSOL)

5 Litres Anodising Solution

Extra Solution

39.69 47.63


Quantity: 

People who bought 5 Litres Anodising Solution also bought::

1. Set 6 Spare Anodising Rods








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