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Old 02-16-2009, 10:04 PM
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"Ice" finish on titanium

This question is primarily for Mr. David Broadwell, but anyone feel free to answer. How do I get that nice "frosted" ice finish on titanium that I've seen?



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Old 02-18-2010, 11:40 PM
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Its probably tumbled then anodized at a low voltage. Just my guess..

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:46 PM
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I would like to know that myself. Watching this thread.

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Old 02-20-2010, 12:30 AM
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Mottled gray perhaps? You should get that when heat colouring at around 900c. If it's not that I really don't know but if you find out be sure to let us know.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:52 AM
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If I'm picturing what your talking about correctly....

I get two different two different ways...

1. Bead blasting, which gives what a lot of folks would call "Gray T#&d" color/look.

2. Finish the Ti with a wire wheel (wire brush wheel), which gives the Ti an "orange peel" effect.

3. A combination of both 1 & 2, Finish the Ti on a wire wheel, then bead me that develops the closest to what I would call "frosted".

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