How to Use DI Water With Anodized Aluminum?

Answer After anodizing aluminum, or any metal, sealing is an important next step, to protect pores on the surface of the metal from absorbing noxious or corrosive chemicals. Using deionized water, which i... Read More »

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Can you weld anodized aluminum?

Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding offers the control and heat required to weld anodized aluminum. The anodized coating has a higher melting point than the aluminum base metal, which requires the use... Read More »

How to Glue Anodized Aluminum?

Anodizing aluminum leads to the creation of a surface layer of metal oxides, as well as an especially porous surface that facilitates the attachment of dyes and paints. However, the metal oxides so... Read More »

How to: Gold Anodized Aluminum?

Anodizing aluminum is the only way to permanently color its surface. Not only is the color permanent, but it also strengthens the surface of the aluminum and prevents oxidization and corrosion in t... Read More »

How to Make Anodized Aluminum?

Anodizing hardens the surface of aluminum, while making it more porous and able to absorb dyes. Making your own anodized aluminum is a great skill to have, allowing you to anodize just about anythi... Read More »