Color Finishing Stainless Steel
I am dabbling in making stainless steel jewelry. I note in one of the posts on this site that "anodizing of stainless" is possible. Anyone out there that can supply me with information on this process? OR...anyone know of a process that will give a permanent black finish to stainless?
Thanks in advance for any info.Bill Helmke
Fore 'N Aft Marine - New Orleans, Louisiana
Try oxidation, I think Oxalic Acid [affil. link to product info at Rockler] blackens stainless, try a search on instablack.Geoff Noll
Ed. note: Instablack is available from EPI (Electrochemical Products Inc.) [a finishing.com supporting advertiser].
letter 21437 is something for you.Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
A. I have used liver of sulfur on sterling silver and gotten a blackened finish. You might want to try that.Rebecca Love