I’m sure my anodizer would work as well. However, I have the old
mini anodizer from Reactive and no volt meter attached. Also,
because of space limitations I have to store my anodizing setup in
between sessions and haul it out and set it up every time I want to
use it. The 12 volt adapter is small and I can set it up very
quickly. I also treat my anodizing bath like holy water.
Above all else, this was just my curiosity getting the upper hand. I
already have two Speed Brites and didn’t really need another and I
hate to throw away something that I know still works.
I don’t understand the process well enough to say which electrolytes
would or wouldn’t work. I have just found that the Speed Brite
solution seems to work better than baking soda and/or washing soda
and/or dish detergent. Some one on the list mentioned that baking
soda works better if you add a little table salt. I haven’t had a
chance to compare that with the commercial product yet.
Positive to the tank, negative to the jewelry.
This forum definitely drives web traffic. My poor, neglected cob
web site normally gets 100 to 300 hits a day and I suspect most of
that is search engines doing their sniffing… When I put up that
page and posted it to the list I got 1,200 to 1,800 hits /day for
If any one is interested and missed the original post, the URL is