Hi - We're having intermittent forum issues. Posts, alerts, and anything involving email like signing up or password changes are having problems but not for everyone or everywhere. Josh is working on it. No ETA right now. Thanks Josh - BTW this is a volunteer forum so SLA's are just best effort.
EDIT -> I manually batch updated about 25 people stuck on the email notification. Try logging in now with your password.
EDIT -> May 8/23. I updated another bunch of users stuck on email notifications. Try to login if you are stuck.
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Burning off anodizing is common practice. That's how customized travel mugs are done for companies. Start with an anodized mug and burn off the anodizing using a rotary tool.
Edit: Zinc spray paint aka spray galvanizing, is used on stainless to the same effect.