Cadmium plating

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by 71stagegs, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    I have a alt fan and pulley I want to get plated anyone recommend a shop they have used thx steve
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    You might want to try an auto electric place. You can try Larry at L&L auto electric in Ronkonkoma
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Steve I am sure you know but just in case. The color of the alternator fan pulley was galvanized. No gold cad stuff was used like you sometimes see.
  4. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    The fan pulley and nut were plated "Silver Zinc" like new silver bolts. The fan was stamped from a sheet of galvanized steel like duct work. The brake booster was Yellow zinc or Cad.
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  5. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Boosters were Zinc-Dichromate per factory letter from GM to Booster Dewey
    and Booster Steve.
    Eric / Oregon
  6. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    For Actual cadmium its hard to find someone, let alone for small jobs.

    Many companies around here no longer cad plate because of EPA regs etc.

    For yellow and silver zinc chromate in the northeast, you can try Bass Plating in bloomfield CT. Ask for Rocky. They will do small lots.

    I have also heard Pape electroplating takes buckets of steel parts. New Britain ct.
  7. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    thanks guys I just like the way it looks
  8. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Keystone Rustproofing Arnold Pa. I have had countless parts done their. White zinc ,
    Yellow cad, tin, They good and reasonable price. But they are busy. Be patient. Look at my pics on the Bench. Power window assembly
  9. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Thanks Steve
  10. stellar

    stellar Well-Known Member

    I have used Keystone a lot, but I will no longer have any silver Cad done there. The last 2 batches I had done were terrible. I had to have them redone elsewhere. The rest of their work is good.
  11. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Yes you are correct. They do not use Cyanide. Must not be legal anymore. Cyanide makes it look clean and bright

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