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The dos and don’ts of anodizing your titanium piercings

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Anodizing your titanium piercings is a fun way to add some color and personality to your body jewelry, but it’s important to do it safely and correctly. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind when anodizing your titanium piercings:


Dos:


Do wear protective gear

When working with chemicals and electricity, it’s important to wear protective gear like gloves, goggles, and a respirator to avoid any accidents or injuries.


Do degrease your titanium piercings

Degreasing your titanium piercings is important to ensure that the anodization process is even. You can use a degreaser like acetone or alcohol to remove any oils or dirt that may have accumulated on your piercings.


Do use a high-quality electrolyte solution

Using a high-quality electrolyte solution with the right concentration of chemicals can help you achieve more vibrant colors. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully when mixing the solution.


Do experiment with different voltage levels

Experimenting with different voltage levels can help you achieve the color you’re looking for. Start with a lower voltage and gradually increase it to achieve the desired color.


Do clean your equipment and work area

Keeping your equipment and work area clean and free from debris can help prevent contamination during the anodizing process.


Don’ts:


Don’t touch the cathode

The cathode is the negative terminal of the DC power supply and should not be touched during the anodizing process. Touching the cathode can result in a shock or electrical burns.


Don’t allow the titanium piercing and anode to touch each other

Allowing the titanium piercing and anode to touch each other can short-circuit the anodizing process, resulting in uneven or incomplete anodization.


Don’t anodize for too long

Anodizing for too long can result in a thick and brittle oxide layer that can crack or flake off. It’s important to follow the instructions carefully and not exceed the recommended anodizing time.


Don’t use a dirty electrolyte solution

Using a dirty electrolyte solution can result in uneven or incomplete anodization. Be sure to replace the electrolyte solution regularly and keep it clean.


Don’t anodize in a confined space

Anodizing produces fumes that can be hazardous to your health. It’s important to anodize in a well-ventilated area or outdoors to avoid inhaling the fumes.


In conclusion, anodizing your titanium piercings can be a fun and rewarding experience if done safely and correctly. Remember to follow these dos and don’ts to ensure a successful anodizing process.

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