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Lildutchboy7 03-12-2017 11:14 PM

Does anyone here anodize?
 
Hello all!

In preparation for my next few builds I would like to go above and beyond what I normally would for my hosts. I get my hosts made by Electric Plasma and he does great lathe-work. But this time around I'd like to anodize these hosts as well. I'll still have EP making the host but I feel like these ones need more than just our standard metallic colors.

Would anyone here be able to offer anodizing services, or know a common service place that could do this for me? I've read some DIY posts on google but I don't think I have the right materials to do it myself.

If anyone here could help me out I'd love to work out a deal with you:)
Thanks for all your time:beer:

Encap 03-13-2017 12:54 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lildutchboy7 (Post 1466462)
Hello all!

In preparation for my next few builds I would like to go above and beyond what I normally would for my hosts. I get my hosts made by Electric Plasma and he does great lathe-work. But this time around I'd like to anodize these hosts as well. I'll still have EP making the host but I feel like these ones need more than just our standard metallic colors.

Would anyone here be able to offer anodizing services, or know a common service place that could do this for me? I've read some DIY posts on google but I don't think I have the right materials to do it myself.

If anyone here could help me out I'd love to work out a deal with you:)
Thanks for all your time:beer:

There is an anodizing company nearby you--have you tried asking them for a quote?

Virginia Silver Plating Inc
3201a Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 244-3645

Lildutchboy7 03-13-2017 01:05 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Encap (Post 1466476)
There is an anodizing company nearby you--have you tired asking them for a quote?

Virginia Silver Plating Inc
3201a Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 244-3645

That's actually just down the road from me. It seems to be a scrap yard of some sort now:thinking:

Or like a spare parts place.

Encap 03-13-2017 01:23 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lildutchboy7 (Post 1466478)
That's actually just down the road from me. It seems to be a scrap yard of some sort now:thinking:

Or like a spare parts place.

Maybe give them a call --if they don't do anymore maybe they can point you to a place not too far away.

Lildutchboy7 03-13-2017 01:36 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Encap (Post 1466482)
Maybe give them a call --if they don't do anymore maybe they can point you to a place not too far away.

Thanks:) Will do:beer:


If anyone else has ideas or is offering I am still open if this does not work out.

Kenom 03-13-2017 02:43 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
I still do periodic anodizing. Depends on how big your host is.

Lildutchboy7 03-13-2017 02:52 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
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Originally Posted by Kenom (Post 1466492)
I still do periodic anodizing. Depends on how big your host is.

Usually around 12in long. I have 2-3 hosts I'm designing right now and I think the largest would be 14in long. They could all be broken down into their smaller components though.

Kenom 03-13-2017 03:00 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
it's possible. They would for sure have to be broken down as the power supplies I used to have that are needed for larger pieces I sold not long ago.

Contact me on facebook as that's the easiest way for us to converse.

Ken "anodizers" Rowe

Alaskan 03-13-2017 05:32 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
LPF member MrCrouse used to build hosts and anodize but retired now. I know, not helpful. We have this repeating story, someone comes along, builds some nice hosts and stops.... time passes, someone else comes, then stops.

Vision 03-13-2017 07:30 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskan (Post 1466505)
LPF member MrCrouse used to build hosts and anodize but retired now. I know, not helpful. We have this repeating story, someone comes along, builds some nice hosts and stops.... time passes, someone else comes, then stops.

I feel both special and sad to own the last Ehgemus host.

Alaskan 03-13-2017 09:30 AM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
I just wish he would build more, but I do have a dozen of his hosts :na: :na:

Vision 03-13-2017 04:53 PM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskan (Post 1466519)
I just wish he would build more, but I do have a dozen of his hosts :na: :na:

Dozen?! Any pics? You thinking of selling any?

Lildutchboy7 03-13-2017 04:55 PM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vision (Post 1466554)
Dozen?! Any pics? You thinking of selling any?

I second this:D

I really wish I could've gotten one of the Ehg hosts that Alienlaser was selling a few months back.

Lifetime17 03-13-2017 05:03 PM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Hi
Instead of anodizing try powder coating it's very tough wontnneed all those chemicals. Eastwood sells a power coating kit for a good price . Thinking of getting my self one to coat some aluminum sinks in WL color

Rich:)

BowtieGuy 03-13-2017 05:17 PM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
Rich, funny you should mention Eastwood, I recently bought their 1hp, 2 speed buffer, and since then, I've gotten tons of emails regarding their powder coating equipment, it looks like pretty good stuff, I really like their buffer. :D

Edit: Speaking of Ehgemus's work, I've got an aluminum, copper, and brass little beauty that I put a NDG 7475 in; I'll have to show it one of these days.

Vision 03-13-2017 05:29 PM

Re: Does anyone here anodize?
 
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Originally Posted by Lildutchboy7 (Post 1466555)
I second this:D

I really wish I could've gotten one of the Ehg hosts that Alienlaser was selling a few months back.

I really would like maybe 1 or 2 because my current host is in need of repair and its taking a whole lot to even send it out of country.


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