Chemical Processing

Chemical processing increases corrosion resistance and improves paint adhesion. Skills Inc. partners with leading aerospace and commercial manufacturers to provide the following NADCAP certified processes.

Anodizing

  • Boric-Sulfuric (up to 20′ in length)
  • Chromic (up to 20′ in length)
  • Sulfuric (up to 8′ in length) including optional black dye

PROCESS SPECIFICATION APPROVAL
Boric – BSAA BAC5632, Class 1 & 5 Boeing – D1-4426
Boric – BSAA MIL-A-8625, Type IC Boeing – D1-4426
Chromic – CAA 80-T-35-2100 (MIL-A-8625) GKN Stellax Bandy
Chromic – CAA BAC 5019, Class 1, 3 & 5 Boeing – D1-4426
Chromic – CAA DPS 11.01 Boeing – D1-4426
Chromic – CAA DPS 11.01-3 Boeing – D1-4426
Chromic – CAA GAMPS 6201 (MIL-A-8625, Type I, IB, Class I) Gulfstream
Chromic – CAA MIL-A-8625, Type I Boeing – D1-4426
Chromic – CAA PS13201, Type I, Class 1 Boeing – D1-4426
Etch – SAA F-14.2992
On aluminum alloys 2024, 6061, 7075
Boeing- D6-5000, Appendix A
Sulfuric – SAA BAC 5022 Boeing – D1-4426
Sulfuric – SAA MIL-A-8625 Type II Boeing – D1-4426
Sulfuric – SAA MIL-A-8625 Type II Gulfstream
Sulfuric – SAA MIL-A-8625 Type II Hawker Beechcraft
(Formerly Raytheon Aircraft)
Sulfuric – SAA MIL-A-8625 Type II Kaman
Sulfuric – SAA MIL-A-8625 Type II Dyed/Colored (Black & Clear ONLY) Hawker Beechcraft
(Formerly Raytheon Aircraft)
Sulfuric – SAA MIL-A-8625 Type II Dyed/Colored (Black & Clear ONLY) Kaman
Sulfuric – SAA PS1002, MIL-A-8625 Type II Dyed/Colored (Black & Clear ONLY) Quest Aircraft Company, LLC
Sulfuric – SAA PS13201, Type II, Class 1 Boeing – D1-4426

Chemical Conversion Coating

  • Alodine 1200s (up to 20′ in length)
  • Alodine 1000 (up to 20′ in length)
  • Alodine 600 (up to 20′ in length)

PROCESS SPECIFICATION APPROVAL
Alodine, Colored & Clear Conversion Coating BAC 5719 Boeing – D1-4426
Alodine, Colored & Clear Conversion Coating MIL-C-5541 Class 3 Boeing – D1-4426
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating BAC 5626 Boeing – D1-4426
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating DPS 9.45 Boeing – D1-4426
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating GAMPS 6113 – MIL-C-5541, Class 1 & 3 Gulfstreem
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating MIL-C-5541, MIL-DTL-5541, Class 1A & 3 Boeing – D1-4426
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating MIL-C-5541, MIL-DTL-5541, Class 1A & 3 Hawker Beechcraft
(Formerly Raytheon Aircraft)
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating MIL-C-5541, MIL-DTL-5541, Class 1A & 3 Kaman
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating PS1001 Quest Aircraft Company, LLC
Alodine, Colored Conversion Coating PS13209 Boeing – D1-4426

Tank Dimensions

Location Tank No. Process Length Width Depth
Auburn N 100 Emulsion Clean 264″ 40″ 59″
Auburn N 200 Alkaline Clean 264″ 40″ 60″
Auburn N 300 Etch 264″ 40″ 59″
Auburn N 400 Deoxidize 264″ 40″ 60″
Auburn N 600 Dilute Cr Seal 264″ 40″ 60″
Auburn N 700 Alodine 1200S 264″ 40″ 60″
Auburn N 750 Alodine 600 264″ 40″ 60″
Auburn N 800 Chromic Acid Anodize 264″ 41″ 55″
Auburn N 850 Alodine 1000 256″ 40″ 60″
Auburn N 900 Boric-Sulfuric Acid Anodize 264″ 41″ 64″
Seattle 140 Boric-Sulfuric Acid Anodize 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 150 Sulfuric Acid Anodize 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 151 Sulfuric Acid Anodize 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 160 Black Dye 95″ 35″ 47″
Seattle 190 Nickel Acetate Seal 96″ 35″ 47″
Seattle 210 Emulsion Clean 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 213 Alkaline Clean 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 214 Alkaline Clean 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 220 Etch 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 230 Deoxidize 96″ 40″ 48″
Seattle 240 Alodine 1200S 96″ 35″ 47″
Seattle 242 Alodine 600 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 244 Alodine 1000 96″ 36″ 48″
Seattle 260 Dilute Cr Seal 96″ 48″ 48″
Seattle 265 DI Water Seal 96″ 48″ 48″