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Jay Young
07-15-2017, 09:26 PM
Not much activity in the rail gun forums lately so I thought I would post this anno. job on a rail I just finished up.

alinwa
07-15-2017, 09:37 PM
That Is Beautiful

Thanks Jay

Mike Bryant
07-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Pretty wild looking. Think I'll just stick with my pewter and natural color scheme.

GASTX
07-21-2017, 04:06 PM
Hmmmmm, reminds me of my Woodstock days. To busy for my old eyes now. Blue or Burgundy are my favorites.

GeneT
07-22-2017, 08:45 AM
Did you do the work? How did you apply the multi-colors? I've done multiple colors by masking the lighter color and re-dying in the darker color - but that approach would be incredibly laborious for something like this. Do you gel the dye somehow?

GsT

Jay Young
07-22-2017, 03:28 PM
Did you do the work? How did you apply the multi-colors? I've done multiple colors by masking the lighter color and re-dying in the darker color - but that approach would be incredibly laborious for something like this. Do you gel the dye somehow?

GsT Hey Gene, No I don't do my own anodizing, Sometimes I wish I did though, I hate handing over my parts to someone else, You live in Albany OR?, I have CG Industries do some of my stuff but they have a limited selection of colors, For the rest I have it done in Portland for more colors and bright dip colors as well, The splash one is a clear anno. and they do not seal it then splash the dies onto it by hand as an artist would do and then they seal it up, I hope I got that right, Thanks....J

GeneT
07-23-2017, 10:44 AM
Hey Gene, No I don't do my own anodizing, Sometimes I wish I did though, I hate handing over my parts to someone else, You live in Albany OR?, I have CG Industries do some of my stuff but they have a limited selection of colors, For the rest I have it done in Portland for more colors and bright dip colors as well, The splash one is a clear anno. and they do not seal it then splash the dies onto it by hand as an artist would do and then they seal it up, I hope I got that right, Thanks....J

Thanks Jay. Basic anodizing is pretty simple. Here are the instructions I started with: http://www.uponone.com/howtos/1.pdf - after a few test coupons I've never had anything come out badly. Something like this splash ano though would present some challenges.

GsT

Jay Young
07-23-2017, 01:35 PM
Thanks Jay. Basic anodizing is pretty simple. Here are the instructions I started with: http://www.uponone.com/howtos/1.pdf - after a few test coupons I've never had anything come out badly. Something like this splash ano though would present some challenges.

GsT
Thanks Gene, I had looked into it years ago but the parts I do require large tanks and with so many colors the room (or lack there of) and the expense of an entire set up it did not seem feasible to/for me, And more importantly I already have plenty of work to do already, Possibly someday a few small tanks for clear/black...J

Mike Michalski
07-24-2017, 07:17 PM
Very nice.

CarlosP
07-29-2017, 11:06 AM
Jay

Superb very nice indeed congratulations!

glp
10-22-2017, 05:48 PM
and his comment about adding acid to water, reminds me of an old chem lab saying..."do as you otta, add the acid to the watta"