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60873. Need Maskant Putty for Anodizing

October 31, 2018

Q. Hello all! I am fairly new to anodizing and have a question about hole masking. I have a part that has holes and surfaces that need to be masked and its critical that no anodizing leaks thru the masking. I was given some "putty" when I started from a former lab that used it for plugging small holes. I have used it many times with great success. With the parts I am doing now I need more then I have on hand and don't seem to be able to locate the product on any anodizing websites. It has the consistency of a stiffer silly putty, it is blue in color, but I'm not sure if its from repeated use or not. Most products that I have been able to find are hole size specific and stick above the surface. That will create issues with masking the surface that also needs to remain free of anodize. Any help would be appreciated!!

Thanks in advance,

Tyler Murtiff
- State College, Pennsylvania USA
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60873. Need Wipe-on Zinc Phosphate

October 12, 2018

RFQ: I am searching for a wipe on zinc phosphate product to evaluate, primarily for M19 steel. The construction of our products will not allow for immersion coating.

Teddy McCracken
- Blacksburg, Virginia USA
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60867. Need Full Hard or 3/4 hard 316 Stainless Steel

October 8, 2018

RFQ: I'm looking for a source for rack clip material for out plating shop. I need 316 Stainless steel sheet that's .064/16 AWG thick. We use this for spring clips in a lot of our plating racks. 304 stainless works but does not last very long in our plating tanks. I've called 50+ stainless suppliers in the USA, Canada and Mexico and have had no luck locating this material. I did find one company that had exactly what i needed, but somehow when they were setting up to slit the two rolls they had to size, the two rolls they had got sent through the annealing oven and now they are no longer hard tempered.

Craig Felmlee
Shop Employee - CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisconsin
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60859. In need of Turco 5580

September 27, 2018

RFQ: My company is in need of one 55 gallon drum of the Turco-5580. Should anyone be in a position to sell one drum or be willing to purchase drums should my company be forced to purchase the 5 drum minimum please respond.

George Heine
- Orangeburg, New York USA
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60843. Need Anodizing Line Design and Engineering

September 19, 2018

RFQ: Looking to get in contact with a engineering firm that has experience designing and stamping a new anodize/plating line. This would include secondary containment, seismic restraints and exhaust design etc.

Michael Lowden
Owner - Eugene, Oregon/ USA
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60836. Need Vacuum Metallizing Equipment, New or Used

September 11, 2018

RFQ: I am interested in getting pricing on equipment new and used to vacuum metalize small parts. Parts small like the size of a quarter to parts that would be the size of say a tooth brush handle. Is there a vendor out there I can contact to help me get this info?

Linda Low
- Milford, Connecticut
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60832. Need Alodine 1132 in bulk

August 29, 2018

RFQ: I'm having the exact same issue as thread 35108 right now: I need Alodine 1132 in bulk w/o having to get it in the touch-n-prep pen

James Allison
- Socorro, New Mexico, USA
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60827. Need Barrel Plating Media

August 22, 2018

RFQ: I was wondering where I could purchase some barrel plating media (discussed in thread 993). I can't seem to find anything when searching the internet.

Andy Patterson
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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60815. Need Analog PAS Meters

August 3, 2018

Q. Hello everyone!
This isn't so much an RFQ as a Classified ad, but here goes!
I'm writing because I'm trying to track down a couple of the classic ANALOG PAS II~III meters that were produced by Anodize USA before the dawn of the Digital Age ;)
There are two styles I'm familiar with; one with a small round meter face and a more recent one with a large rectangular meter. They may be dinosaurs, but our technicians are really quite fond of them!
So if any of you fine folks have one gathering dust in a closet somewhere in reasonably good overall condition, even if the meter body isn't functioning right (I have rebuilt mine a couple times- bit of a pain but not rocket science) … Do please drop me a line! I prefer not to give my company name, but you can contact me at my desk by phone (this is my direct line) between 7 am and 3:30 pm EST, or by email any time.
Thank you!

Rachel Mackintosh
Solutions Control Lab/Technical Purchasing - Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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60801. Need non stick, abrasion resistant coating for wet process kiln feed slurry application.

July 23, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a non stick coating resistant to impact of loose agglomerations 3mm and under from a flash dryer in a kiln feed application. Current mild steel lining allows buildup agglomerations that destabilize the process gas flow.

Howard Bailey
Chief commissioning engineer - Ada, Oklahoma/USA
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60786. Need a Plating & Anti-Fingerprint Expert

June 27, 2018

RFQ: Hi, we are having trouble passing an in-house chemical reliability test for a shower fixture. The fixture is zinc die-cast with a cu plating layer and a final anti-fingerprint layer for corrosion resistance. We would like to develop a test to adequately test the effectiveness of the coating.

Jim Chou
shop employee - New York, New York USA
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60751. Need a silver ink, possibly Enthone?

May 7, 2018

RFQ: We are having trouble doing silk screen over a textured powder coat. The customer requires a silver finish and we have extensive problems with our ink. I have been looking for an alternative but the only thing I can find is extremely expensive as it has real silver in it and is used on computer chips and circuit boards.

I was hoping someone could give me some direction in locating a silver ink, preferably textured.

Luke Zanter
- Verona, Wisconsin USA
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60743. Tank Solution Help

April 26, 2018

RFQ: I am new to this plating industry and am working with a small tank. I need a plating consultant who will walk me through setting up my tank solution. In looking for a formula, I have contacted the company where I purchased my chemicals, but they only recommended me find a consultant. I do have the technical data sheet for my chemicals.
Electroplating copper on plastic
Acid bath (no heat)

I have my anode and cathode rods, but I also looking for a company to purchase my copper bars / slabs from

Andrea F.
AMBER FARMER - Montgomery, Alabama
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60759. Need best stripper to strip paint off aluminum wheels to be powder coated

March 7, 2018

RFQ: I want to start refinishing wheels want to know what is the best and fastes process to prep the wheel to be powder coated. Thanks

Sonny Railowal
Buyer - Toronto Ontario Canada
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60760. Need Masking Materials for Anodizing and Chem Film

March 2, 2018

RFQ: Hello,
Looking for masking that can run through chemical processing such as anodizing and aluminum chem film.

Micheline Forth
processor - Rincon, Georgia USA
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60681. Trying to find a supplier for small amounts of Aluminum anodizing chemicals.

January 31, 2018

RFQ: Dear, Sirs
I'm a college student about to graduate with an associates in machining. I spent the last quarter doing detailed research on smaller anodizing set ups. My teacher wants to add anodizing to the processes we cover at school and I have found everything except a supplier for the chemicals. I contacted usspecialty with no luck, and can't figure out the chemical names for the chemicals to purchase them through a wholesaler. I'm figuring since I have spent a lot of time reading this forum that you guys can probably answer these questions for me. I'm thankful for the information I have gotten already hoping to get the last thing I need.

grant oney
Student - seattle, Washington
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Ed. note: if you don't get responses, just google "hobby plating suppliers". You'll want a non-etch caustic cleaner, aluminum caustic etch, de-smutting solution (for this the supplier will want to know what alloy), 15% by weight sulfuric acid, dyes in whatever colors you want, nickel acetate sealing solution (alternately, use boiling DI water for sealing).

60680. Need Clear Coat for Birch(wood) that goes on 63 mils DFT

January 29, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for Clear Coat for Birch(wood) that goes on 63 mils (1/16") DFT. Is there such a beast? Ideally, approved by NSF (National Sanitation Foundation).
Thank you.

David Jacobson
coating co. - Bellingham, Massachusetts USA
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60673. Printed Board Pad Plating

January 23, 2018

RFQ: I am interested get in contact with experts and vendors providing knowledge / solutions regarding coating of Cu pads on PCBs. The coating should provide higher mechanical robustness and less material migration during el. current flow over contact spot. (Current reference is Hard Au on Ni on Cu pad). Another material compositions than Ni and Au would be to be discussed in following. Thanks.

Adam Przybilla
- Neubiberg, Germany
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60660. Need automated silvering station for vinyl records

December 15, 2017

RFQ: My company is in need of an automated silvering station but I'm having trouble finding one. I see a few on YouTube but unsure of the manufactures that make them. Any help would be great.

Jonathan Meyer
- Charlotte, North Carolina
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60656. Need 3M Tape and Roller for Adhesion Test

December 29, 2017

RFQ: I want to use the 3m 250 tape and also a precise poundage roller (4 to 5 lbs?) in North Carolina and was wondering where to buy roller and tape in small qty. of 1 to 2 rolls. Please advise.

SW Medlin
- Claremont, North Carolina, USA
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60641. Need a good source for plating anodes

December 1, 2017

RFQ: Specifically looking for expanded type, lead/antimony, varying OD & length. Thanks.

Shannon Kelty
Plating Shop - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa US
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60550. Need salt spray chamber

November 6, 2017

RFQ: We are looking for a Salt Spray chamber that can run up to 20 Q panels at a time. We would like a quote for a good unit made in the US.
Thank you.

Terry Welch
- Pewaukee, Wisconsin USA
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60544. Need Durophos-25, and Keykote-38

October 25, 2017

RFQ: 1) We are looking for US supplier of Durophos-25 or equal. Data sheet required.
2) We are looking for US supplier of Keykote-38 or equal. Data sheet required.

Tom Pessarra
buyer - Pasadena, Texas, USA
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60533. Need advice and equipment for aluminum and steel finishing

October 19, 2017

RFQ: Musical Instrument manufacturer in Neptune New Jersey seeking advice and to purchase equipment:

We need advice on putting brush, grain and polished finishes on aluminum and steel tone bars for our vibraphones and glockenspiels.

What machines should we be using?
What belts should we be using?

We believe we are in the market for a new or used "mini-timesaver" (narrow belt) and other finishing equipment for these and other finishing operations we have in our factory. Our widest metal bars are 2-1/2 inches wide.

Leigh Stevens, CEO
business owner - Neptune New Jersey USA
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