3-264. For Packaging, Packing, and Storage of Aluminum Alloy Sheets and Plates Refer to T.O. 00-85A-23-1.
3-265. ANODIC COATINGS FOR ALUMINUM . Anodizing is the anodic process of treating aluminum alloys; a thin film
of artificially produced oxide is formed on the surface of the metal by electrochemical reaction. Military Specification
MIL-A-8625 lists the requirements of aluminum anodizing, and Technical Order 42C2-1-7 gives the anodizing process.
3-266. Military Specification MIL-C-5541 lists the requirements for corrosion protection and paint base of aluminum by
the use of chemical film. These chemical films are substitutes that may be used in lieu of anodic films, and may be
applied by spray, brush, or immersion as specified by QPL-5541. The anodizing method is preferable to chemical films
on aluminum parts where facilities are available. For process procedures applying to chemical films, refer to Technical
Orders 1-1-8 and 1-1-2.