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Slightly OT Question

Postby Dave Fulton » Wed Oct 17, 2001 12:00 am

Hello,



I've been looking for an answer, but can't seem to find one ... so I thought I'd give you all a crack at it.



Anodizing is a way of adding color to aluminum, but are there other ways to color aluminum? For example, can 6061-T6 be cold-blued?



TIA



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Postby sal » Fri Oct 19, 2001 1:17 pm

Hi Dave. I don't think so. I believe that cold blueing only works on steel.

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Postby Dave Fulton » Mon Oct 22, 2001 10:41 am

Bummer! Thanks for the info Sal!

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Postby Knife Knut » Sun Nov 18, 2001 10:17 pm

You piqued my curiosity, so ....

Here is an aluminum blackener:
http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/blu ... ng.html#b6

Homeblend version of blackener is halfway down this page:
http://w3.uwyo.edu/~metal/anodizing.html

Chocolate brown
http://www.artmetal.com/brambush/forum/ ... s/830.html

Sal, I am pretty sure true cold bluing works only on non-stainless steel, as it is a controlled corrosive process. This seems to be the case with the Birchwood-Casey products.

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