So how is Ted going to handle this one?
Ted will resist the temptation to start another gender war over
problem solving, and keep it short and hopefully sweet.
I had good results when colouring 999 ali after anodising using
water bases fabric dyes.
Here in the UK there made mainly by Fablon, tho in the USA there
will be an equivalent co.
your sewing/ fabric shop will be your guide.
Get just 4 basic colours red yellw green and blue to start with.
When the dye has soaked into the oxide, rinse then immerse in sodium
silicate solution to seal.
hope this helps.
If only the real stuff will do, go to an anodising shop and beg/
borrow some of their colouring agent.
A smile will get you a long way.