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RE: [oletrucks] Plating Process

To: "Deve Krehbiel" <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Plating Process
From: "Larry R. Kephart" <vpa@laroke.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 10:24:17 -0400

I have both Eastwood products. I have had good luck with the Zinc
electroplating process on cotter pins, small springs and flat washers so
far. I also have the Eastwood small tumbler and after plating, toss the
parts in it to impart a satin sheen to the dull gray plating. I am happy
with the results but, like you say, the process is tedious (one part at a
time). I have not had satisfactory results with the blackening system yet,
but that is due to my lack of skill and the fact I have tried to treat parts
that are too large for the system. I have better hopes for when I get around
to smaller parts that can be completely submerged. You are right in your
assumption that neither kit is suitable for a 55 gal drum full of parts
(unless you also have several years of time to devote to the task).

Larry Kephart
1955 1st 3100 Chevy (BillyBob)
1991 Jeep Wrangler (Renegade)
Boca Raton, Florida
e-mail: webmaster@laroke.com

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Deve Krehbiel
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 10:19 PM
To: OleTrucks
Subject: [oletrucks] Plating Process

I have about a 55 Gal. Drum of misc Nuts, Bolts and Washers. They are really
gunky and I am in the process of blasting them all. Once they are sand
blasted, they look really clean but I had another step in mind.... plating.
I noticed Eastwood has a Zinc electroplating process and a Black Oxide
process. I want to do this in the most efficient way possible. Neither looks
very production oriented. Does anyone have a better idea? I want to protect
all these parts after blasting because they will rust over time.


Deve Krehbiel
Hesston, Kansas
1950 3100 * 1949 3600 * 1948 4400

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