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martin10711/02/2018 15:38:46
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Has any one any experience of anodising kits and can point me in the direction of a good one please, it would be for small one off bits that I make for air guns so nothing to big would be required.



roy entwistle11/02/2018 16:56:00
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Are you sure you mean anodising rather than bluing


martin10711/02/2018 17:10:55
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Yes anodising so the bits are coloured, bluing is just the barrels and not aluminium as a general rule.


roy entwistle11/02/2018 20:05:10
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Sorry Martin I just didn't associate aluminium with air guns thereagain my only experience is of a Webley Mk 3 .22

which I must have had for nearly 50 years


Edited By roy entwistle on 11/02/2018 20:12:44

martin10711/02/2018 20:24:57
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No worries Roy, you would be surprised how things have changed. Martin

Mick Berrisford11/02/2018 22:51:04
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Classic Plating do a starter type kit for £60, mate had one for motorcycle bits and got quite acceptable results. **LINK** . I'm going to get him to do the action of a PCP I'm currently working on, take it that's what you want it for.

Caswell do a superb kit but that's around £400surprise

martin10712/02/2018 06:08:55
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Thanks Mick, I was looking at one from Gateros **LINK** that looks very similar and about the same money (and I could just nip down and pick one up and maybe call in at castle on my way) you can also include the power supply for an extra £76 as to Caswell their kit is basically the same with a couple of fish tank heaters (£20) hot plate (£12) and S/S bucket (£12) off the bay, I make butt hooks, springer cocking lever handles, cheek piece posts etc, so just wanted to add another string to my bow, if they was any good and worked.



Robin12/02/2018 22:49:49
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Is HMG's crackdown on acid throwing hooligans going to make it difficult to get sulphuric acid in sufficient quantity for that anodising tank?

Ady113/02/2018 01:03:10
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I've swithered over trying anodising out a few times

Power for the aluminium anodising is provided by either a 12v car battery or battery charger used in conjunction with the current controller included in the kit.

Is a charger with auto (digital?) control switching system going to work with these kits?

Like what you get from Lidl etc?

I just chucked an old 12v type Selmar charger into the dump last week because it buzzed like a hornets nest

martin10713/02/2018 06:55:12
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Posted by Ady1 on 13/02/2018 01:03:10:

I've swithered over trying anodising out a few times

I know what you mean I spoke to some one at Gateros yesterday and it sounds like a real faff depends on what grade ali you use, have buckets with acid, dyes, sealing, cleaning etc. everywhere in a limited space, how long you leave it in the tank as to what colour/shade you are going to get, think I'm going to give it a miss for now.


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