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Help or suggestions
#1385443 Sun Nov 22 2020 03:05 AM
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I am cleaning up the many grill clips for my 41 Plymouth, I am guessing they are some form of spring steel. I put them in a small can that I perforated and put them in my bed blaster and shook as I held the nozzle in the can. It worked perfect but I now have bear metal clips. Thes4 clips are quite small and have very tight tolerances so I'm thinking that painting is out of the question. Any thought on a very thin coating to hopefully dip them in? Maybe something like pickling? I hate to put them in bare metal, they were quite rusty when removed, it was just surface, no pitting them. Any thoughts? Dave


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Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385448 Sun Nov 22 2020 03:39 AM
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Dave, I'm getting ready to zinc plate some stuff. The materials are on the way.

Here's a link to a guy who did this who's method I'm going to use. DIY zinc electroplating [southsandia.com]


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
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Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385456 Sun Nov 22 2020 05:40 AM
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Let me know how it goes. Dave


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Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385457 Sun Nov 22 2020 05:47 AM
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Let me know how it goes.

By the way I got the decals, very nice! Thankyou. Dave


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41 Chevy
41 GMC resting peacefully
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45 GMC panel truck in line for restoration
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41 Chevy coe in line for restoration
Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385461 Sun Nov 22 2020 06:44 AM
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Will do. It will probably be a couple weeks before I get everything set up.

You're very welcome.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385465 Sun Nov 22 2020 08:42 AM
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Homer52,You might post here your question. [facebook.com]. They might give you grief about being a member if you are not. Not much they can do about it. BTW I am a member.


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Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385830 Wed Nov 25 2020 10:57 AM
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Check out Eastwood's products. I've used their metal blackening/black oxide system [eastwood.com] and thought it was pretty good.


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Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385862 Wed Nov 25 2020 03:57 PM
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I second the black oxide.

John


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Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385904 Wed Nov 25 2020 08:44 PM
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I just checked out that stuff and it looks like it's basically an epoxy type (2-component) paint system. The problem I see with using that is being able to completely coat things like wire clips. There's likely going to be a void where you'd need to hang them for spraying. Pretty fiddly to get complete coverage.
Once the rest of my stuff comes for zinc electroplating, I'll report on the results.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Help or suggestions
homer52 #1385910 Wed Nov 25 2020 09:51 PM
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You can also plate with nickel with common household stuff...aside from pure nickel of course. You'll need to buy that, but it isn't expensive at all. Nickel plating will look like stainless steel, chrome or sometimes black...depending on what you're plating and how it goes for you. Sometimes I find a layer of copper first helps things (which is also very easy to do). And when you're finished it won't rust and you certainly won't spend as much as you'll spend on some of the mail-order kits. See if this helps you decide: https://www.instructables.com/High-Quality-and-safe-Nickel-Plating/


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