flame anodizing?

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I tried searching for how to do flame anodizing through Google, but couldn't find anything. Can anyone provide some tips on how to flame anodize titanium? Thanks in advance.
 

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It is flame coloring,not anodizing.Anodizing uses an electric current and chemicals.
 
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Just spray some WD-40 on the material and paint it with a small tip on a propane torch. When you get the color(s) you want, stop. Easy-breazy...
 
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Thanks very much for all the responses. Mr. Wrong, I'll check out the link. Bladsmth, no wonder I couldn't find anything on flame anodizing. :D Kumdo, I'll try that out. :)
 
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Peter Atwood has a video out called "Anodizing Titanium". It's one of the most informative videos I seen in a long time. He goes through every aspect, showing lots of tips and tricks. In one segment, he shows how to heat color titanium using a propane torch, and arrives at several nice colors. I highly reccommend this video to anyone interested in anodizing or heat coloring titanium. His framelock and liner lock knivs are a work of art. The url is:
http://www.realrates.com/knives/
 
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