Standard Anodising Kits (Coloured) 2 Litre
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 .
SEE THE IMAGE TO SEE 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.
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.
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
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
ANODISING TANK, 2 ANODISING SOLUTION 1 LITRE, ANODISING CATHODE SET, ANODISING POWER SUPPLY + CONTROL UNIT, ALUMINIUM ROD SET, TANK SUPPORT ROD SET, CROC CLIP SUPPORT SET, SCOURER POWDER, DYEING TANK, BLACK DYE (250ML MAKES 2 LITRES), MASK, GLOVES, EYE PROTECTION GLASSES, CLEANING CLOTH AND INSTRUCTIONS