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Old 21st October 2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Building oxide layer on aluminum?

Is there an easy way to build up the oxide layer on aluminum?

I have some matte brushed aluminum parts that get handled a lot and eventually start to turn dark grey in spots. I was thinking maybe if I could intentionally oxidize the parts I wouldn't have to redo the finish so often.

Maybe boiling the parts in (water + ?) .
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Old 21st October 2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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Anodising?
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Old 21st October 2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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Yes do a google for anodising . I will give you a hint what is an anode?
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Old 21st October 2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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Hi Anon.

You may find the answer here

Anodising Aluminium

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