Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Colored Titanium

Folks, just a reminder, those finger oils will dull the anodizing on titanium. To revive the vivid colors just spray with Windex or other glass cleaner and then wipe with a soft cloth or towel. It will perk the colors right back up again. Of course, this will not remove scratches, impact marks or brassing from keys but for simple finger oils and dirt this will work wonders.

15 comments:

jodj said...

My big fat Greek anodizing

promark420 said...

Good one, Peter. Who else was looking for a purchase link??

Jon Fauver said...

hmmm is the a pre-post to a sales post, or does he only post once a day?

Curby said...

Thanks for the info, Peter! If oils are left on the anodized Ti surface, can there be any permanent damage like there can be on steel? Or will it always wipe away clean?

Peter Atwood said...

This was just an FYI because I get emails sometimes from people asking why their colors are disappearing.

Also, this blog has mostly become a sales post destination but when i started out I was posting all kinds of stuff on here. So, sometimes I ought to get back to posting informational stuff and project updates.

Peter Atwood said...

Curby,

No, there is no possibility of permanent damage from finger oils. Titanium is totally non reactive to anything except heavy duty acids like hydroflouric which you are not going to be encountering in normal life. ;)

Curby said...

Thanks for the reply! I know that Ti is typically non-reactive, but I was wondering if the anodized surfaces could be permanently affected as opposed to the temporary discoloration you mentioned.

Alex Rodriguez said...

I think Peter was just checking to see if any of us are paying attention ;D

I was feeling lucky when i didn't see the infamous "Thanks! Sold out for now"

But dang it all, NO buy link????

Ya got me, but like a true addict, I will keep waiting!

KRASnGreenPA said...

Alex, You hit the nail right on the head! "Like a true addict, I will keep waiting".....As I refresh the page.

Easy Wind said...
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Arty Rhizhiy said...

Purchase link here:

http://www.amazon.com/Windex-Glass-Cleaner-Spray-Bottle/dp/B000093INI

Cruisaire said...

The rarest Atwood of all is the "buy it" link. LOL

Unknown said...

How about posting (or re-posting) about the positives and negative qualities of the different metals you use? What is good for what and why etc.

Joe said...

Sometimes I ought to get back to posting informational stuff and project updates.

For what it's worth, I'd like that.

Jon Fauver said...

Sometimes I ought to get back to posting informational stuff and project updates.

I like the sounds of that as well. I agree it would be great to learn some more about all the different metals you use.