It’s usually great to learn new skills and trades. I question though the challenges of anodic surfacing when there are professional commercial services in Austin
that (I would guess) comply with hazardous wastes appropriately and perform their activities where anything toxic is anticipated and controlled.
I want to anodize some aluminum parts and surface prep IS the name of the game, especially in even mid-sized orders can be costly. There are vibrators that can do an impressive job for say processing brass shell casings for maybe $200 including the abrasive media.(multiple grits)
I looked into a “home brew” for anodizing and after all is said and done, unpredictable results, corrosive chemicals around blah blah blah…Why? Why go to the trouble?