As of 26 April 2016 this kit now includes the battery acid.
This Item is a HAZMAT item.
We cannot ship this overseas or to some very remote locations in Australia.
We cannot ship this item to a PO Box or parcel locker it must be delivered to a residential or business address.
Because it is a Hazardous item, couriers cannot guarantee delivery times as they have to manage compatibility of all materials they carry. This does not generally affect the delivery of aerosols.
Includes the battery acid.
Caswell is doing this as many of you have in the past had difficulty in
obtaining battery acid, often being told it is illegal to sell it.
This has unfortunately increased the price of the kit.
Caswell's Anodizing kit;
Provides a durable anodized surface - which can easily be dyed.
Simple to operate - Predictable consistent results
Low Current Density means – Inexpensive power source
Low Current Density means – No heat buildup in the tank
VERY dilute chemical requirement – Environmentally friendly
No fumes – SAFER in confined areas
Fully Expandable - Kits can be made bigger by obtaining larger plastic containers
Conforms to Mil Spec A 8625 F
MSDS' can be found at the end of this online entry,
Standard Kit Contains:
5 x 20L tanks with lids (30cm diam x 40cm deep)
3 x 300 watt Ceramic Heaters, with Australian plugs
2 x 300 watt Ceramic Heaters with USA plugs to suit thermostat socket
2 x Thermostat,
1 x Rinsing Sprayer
1 x pack Mist Balls
1 x 4oz Mist Suppressant – treats 48 gals of Anodizing Solution
2 x 480 gram Liquid Anodizing Sealant – makes 32 Litres
2 x 500gm AluEtch Degreaser makes 20L
2 x 1 L De-oxidizer – makes 20L
2 x 20cm x 20cm GP Plates
1 x Agitator Pump
6 x Aluminum Strips (1 for tank bar, 5 for testing)
1 x Color Wheel
The Caswell Plating Manual
LCD Anodizing Instructional Video is online
2 x 1m Titanium wire
5 litres of Battery Acid
YOU NEED TO SUPPLY
Power Supply follow this link as Caswell Supplies Power supplies
Distilled Water, or de-ionised Water. DO NOT USE RAINWATER.
All heaters, thermostats and pumps are 240 volt unless clearly labelled otherwise.
At this stage of the process the film has microscopic pores which have to be sealed (or 'fixed') by dipping the part into sealer for 15 minutes. The part may be colored prior to boiling by simply soaking in our range of professional anodizing dyes. An almost infinite range of colors can be produced by mixing the dyes together. The most exciting part of aluminum anodizing, is without doubt, experimenting with the amazing array of colors and effects one can produce, with a little practice and skill. The metal can be pretreated in a variety of ways, polished, scratch brushed etc., the anodize film grown, and then the colors applied prior to sealing the anodize surface, permanently locking the colors into the metal. The system is ideal for paint ball guns, model aircraft parts, and prototype work. The manual and DVD discuss the numerous techniques for dyeing, including multicolor, ‘splash’ dyeing, silk screen printing, air brush spraying etc.
Each kit is supplied with a color wheel. Dyes can be mixed together to create a host of different colors. The dyes are in concentrated liquid or powder form, a 4oz bottle makes up 2 gals of ready to use dye. if in powder form follow the instructions on the label. To make up different colors, we suggest that you make up the colors to the correct dilution first, then take a quantity of each dye and blend them together. A color chart can be used here.
Anodized aluminum has a very durable surface that is unaffected by weather and many chemicals. The surface will resist high temperatures, even a blowtorch, for short periods.
The issue of safety whilst anodizing is addressed by the use of plastic fume balls and a chemical mist suppressant, both of which float on the surface of the anodizing tank. During operation, no dangerous fumes are evident, however they may be present. Do not use this kit in a confined space, use a well ventilated area. Anodize Fume Suppressant may also be used on any sulfuric acid electro-stripping or etching tanks.
Don't rely on mist suppressants entirely, they ALL break down eventually. Fume balls are permanent and they help control heat loss & evaporation, maintaining a more even tank temperature. Don't settle for kits that don't come with fume balls.
Read How To Use This Product (PDF - 1.9MB) (These instructions are included in the manual)
View a Trailer Of The Instructional DVD 2.1MB (QuickTime)