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Turning Titanium solid black


#1

Looking to get some titanium to be an even solid black color. Tried
torching it and got the traditional rainbow of hues and in an area I
applied extra heat I got a dirty looking coating that started to
flake off. Do I need to do it electrically and if so does anyone have
an idea of the required voltage for solid black?

Tim
A2Z Metalsmith Supply Inc
5151 S Federal Blvd Ste I-9
Littleton CO 80123
720 283-7200 Phone
720 385-2118 Fax
www.A2ZMetalsmithSupply.com


#2
    Looking to get some titanium to be an even solid black color.
Tried torching it and got the traditional rainbow of hues and in an
area I applied extra heat I got a dirty looking coating that
started to flake off. Do I need to do it electrically and if so
does anyone have an idea of the required voltage for solid black? 

Where did you get the idea you could do this? The black you have
probably seen on body jewelry is either vapor deposition (nothing
you can do yourself) or a specialty alloy that is not available to
the casual user. No, you can not anodize it to black either. Grey is
the best you can get. At very high voltages you begin to see the
titanium oxide as white flakes. ooops, you have titanium white
pigment.

BIll

Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.
PO Box 890 * Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Ph-928/634-3434 * Ph-800/876-3434 * Fax-928/634-6734
E-mail- @Michele_Deborah_Bill
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