Refurbishment of a aluminium box
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I have an aluminium box that is powder coated white. Nothing wrong with the powder coating I just thought I would anodize it a 'gold' colour.
This colour.
   

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I got some horrible chemical to strip the powder coating off.
This chemical will blind you, burns your skin and gives off toxic fumes - apart from that it did a good job. Big Grin 
       

Washed it and took it to be anodized.
Disaster, cast aluminium cannot be anodized - well it can but it looks crap.
Bash   Bash   Bash

I think they must have felt sorry for me because they gave it back looking like this
   
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Dave,

Are you sure you didn't tell them to give it the shiny metal camera treatment? Chin

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(12-05-2015, 05:07 PM)EdK Wrote: Dave,

Are you sure you didn't tell them to give it the shiny metal camera treatment?  Chin

Ed

Nope, just asked them to anodize it. Yes sir they said - they call me sir 'cause I'm old, cheeky barstewards.
'Phoned me 3 hours later telling me they couldn't anodize it being that it is cast aluminium.
Perhaps it was me bursting into tears Big Grin   Big Grin   Big Grin
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It's not the end of the world, I'll paint it a 'gold' colour.
Like so.
   

It did look better in the sun light -  not a lot Big Grin
   

Not really what I was looking for. I think this will have to come off.
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Why does that look like a box mod for an e-cigarette?
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Going
   

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Gone
   

Start again Bash
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(12-05-2015, 06:18 PM)Vinny Wrote: Why does that look like a box mod for an e-cigarette?

I have no idea - I didn't make the box. Big Grin
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Being somewhat disillusioned, depressed and deprived - well may be not deprived Big Grin ,   I had a brain wave "I know what I'll do".
So I did it and it came out quite well.
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well their was a project in their sum where Thumbsup
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