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  1. 13ThirtySeven

    13ThirtySeven Oakley Beginner

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    I was thinking to myself, what would a torch anodized or anodized x metal look like. I have seen the one purple custom pair. But I was thinking of doing heat anodizing on a pair of x squared with ruby iridium x metal color. Hopefully with proper technique I could come out with a blueish purple hues to the metal....

    Any thoughts or previous discussions about this are unknown to me besides electronic anodizing..

    I did do a search about anodizing with and did not read or notice any threads about anodizing with a heat source.... or maybe crazy as F%^@ idea heat and quenching....

    Any thoughts even against the idea are welcome I was just pondering the idea...
     
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  2. Gecko

    Gecko Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Good luck
     
    Last edited: 10/16/13
  3. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    you can try, but I believe the purity has to be pretty high for the heat (aka rainbow, or in paintball world AURORA) effect to work right on titanium. Same as anodize I believe. If the purity isn't right, it corrodes and looks nasty from what I have read in the past. I personally haven't tried that. There are some custom purples as I have personally seen and handled them, as well as the only true factory purple I personally have seen.
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    The rainbow effect is done with varying the voltage during anodizing. The purity comes in to play since anodizing is essentially a controlled oxidation mixed with passivation, and likely won't work on an alloy with low titanium amounts (relatively lower than 100%).
     
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  5. Rezechs

    Rezechs Oakley Enthusiast

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    Try it, if it goes south you can always pay Xman 60 bucks for a refinish.
     
  6. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    or cerakote it too. lot's of options...xman does killer finishes fo sho