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I guess my console ashtray was zinc or cadmium coated?

 

Any one know a person that would re-coat such a small job?

 

Thanks

 

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Eastwood sells a kit where you can do your own tin-zinc plating which is what it originally had. The whole kit is only 69.99

and it works great. You can plate your buddy's small parts and make money off the kit. 

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1 hour ago, Seafoam65 said:

Eastwood sells a kit where you can do your own tin-zinc plating which is what it originally had. The whole kit is only 69.99

and it works great. You can plate your buddy's small parts and make money off the kit. 

Sounds good. I'd like to get a thick coat on it. 

Do you have personal experience with the kit?

 

Thanks

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                 It isn't a coat like paint.......it is actual plating just like it is done originally. I have used it

some years ago and it works great. It is actually electro plating where you dip  the part in the solution

and wires are inserted in the solution that are connected to D cell batteries. for extra protection against

future corrosion you can spray it with clear after you are done.

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Its on sale for $65.  Woot!

 

Guess I could re-tin my hose clamps. Can't find anything else to tin....

 

 

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You can also zinc plate at home with ordinary household chemicals, a piece of zinc, and a power supply. Look around on the net, I think it is vinegar, sugar, and epsom salt. An old used trim tab off of a boat can supply the zinc. This does not give professional results, but is fine for corrosion resistance, and with a little babysitting and care can produce almost professional results. No dangerous chemicals.

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On YouTube, you can find a video of an Eastwood technician demonstrating this item.

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