Anodizing Titanium For the Busa





jeffgordons24

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So I have begun acquiring titanium bolts and bits for the Busa and I like the blue color. Of course they charge nearly double for blue and they don’t make all of the selections in blue.

I decided to setup an Anodzing tank and see if I could by regular Ti colored hardware and change it to a blue.

It worked out pretty well. The hydroflauric acid that I used when I was testing colors kind of etched one bolt head so it doesn’t have its metallic luster but all in all I am happy and will definately be doing more anodizing in the future.

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jeffgordons24

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Very nice. So the colour is determined by the voltage?
Thanks guys, and yes...As far as I know Ti is one of the only metal compounds that changes color when forced into oxidation by electrical current or heat.

I am gathering materials to anodize aluminum now too but that is different. Aluminum does not shift color on its own and needs a dye and the anodizing bath has to be more acidic.
 

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