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My etching and anodizing

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Justin M, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Justin M

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    I'm gonna post my progress here.
    [​IMG] boker subcom etched and anodized, was beat up before I modified.
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    Crkt Heiho, was going for a bamboo, grassy look
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  2. vioalas

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    I really like the etching on the second blade, the contrast looks better. But yeah, it looks great!
     
  3. Echo2

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    Nice.....method?
     
  4. Justin M

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    Masking with wax and nail polish and pcb etchant from radio shack

    Sent from my pocket.
     
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    type of wax important?
     
  6. Justin M

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    Nah

    Sent from my pocket.
     
  7. Justin M

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    [​IMG]
    Pry tool yellow, blue purp
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  8. Cornholio2188

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    Looks wayyy better! How'd you spot anodize it like that?
     
  9. Justin M

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    Buffed off the yellow then re fried it at a lower voltage

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  10. Justin M

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    [​IMG]
    Practice clone seb, (till I get the nerve to dunk my baby)
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    that etching is deep. how many hours or days did you etch them for?
     
  12. Justin M

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    20 min

    Sent from my pocket.
     
  13. Justin M

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    [​IMG]
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    Got bored
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  14. Justin M

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. Fate0n3

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    They all look great man let me know when u want to Anodize some of pickpocket and dangler for me lol

    Sent from the mobile world!!
     
  16. Justin M

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    Soon, I can't seem to keep color on the pickpocket (prob because I flame anodized it before I got electric) I'm gonna strip it down and try again.


    Sent from my pocket.
     
  17. AdcbA

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    how do you take away the black surface after the pcb etchant acid bath??

    The etchings look really nice! especially the heiho!
     
  18. Justin M

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    dremel tool with plastic tendrels seem to pull it right out.
     
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  19. Justin M

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    Meh, photo uploads
    Sent from my pocket.
     
  20. Mighty Max
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    What kiridashi is this that you are holding?