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

Virginia Silver Plating Inc
3201a Warwick Boulevard
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That's actually just down the road from me. It seems to be a scrap yard of some sort now

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

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I still do periodic anodizing. Depends on how big your host is.
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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.

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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.
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I just wish he would build more, but I do have a dozen of his hosts
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I second this

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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

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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.

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.
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493nm Custom JETLASERS Ti-B (148mW)-link-
503nm Custom (101mW)
515nm 30mW Ehgemus titanium (84mW)
520nm S/S build (250mW) •50mW JETLASERS Ti-B (73mW)
520nm Ehgemus Custom (1.45W) •Coleman Jr. (234mW)

532nm 1.5W Goldenstar lab (3W)
532nm 500mW JETLASERS PL-E (754mW)
532nm 100mW JETLASERS Ti-B (161mW)
532nm 5mW "Eclipse" mints tin (54mW)

589nm 80mW CNI PGL-III-C (154mW)
589nm 50mW D/L Spartan (124mW)

594nm L/G Rigel-6 "LPF Anniv. Ed." (6.7mW)
635nm 20mW JETLASERS Ti (30mW)
638nm Custom JETLASERS Ti-B (232mW)
638nm "Coleman Special" (260mW)
638nm Sinner's "MS-SSW Stubby" (1.25W)
650nm W/L E2 (89mW) • Laserbtb PL-650 1000 (1W)
660nm S/S Build (383mW)
674nm 501B/Melles Griot u/k Build 20mW

LK-3D Projector

5W Ophir/dmm LPM, nospin 5W LPM

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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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