Quadrajet Plating finishes PICS

Discussion in 'About Us' started by techg8, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Bright chromated castings and Yellow Chromated steel on a 1983 Hurst/Olds Qjet 17083553


    And a peek at the first red casting. I bet this looks good with Silver steel...


    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    just snoopin around in here - kinda likin pic#2 , the "black" one . that might look good on some dif carbs .
    yeah , that red's pretty red .
    i've always liked the red backround you use but the black looks really good , makes carbs stand out nice and kind of more subdued looking , highlites the carbs better i think .
  3. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    heres another GOLD casting that came out really nice. Note the iridescent green and red


    Here is another nice Black and Silver carb


    I get what youre saying Del about the backgrounds. Each carb looks best with a different background.

    What also is a bit annoying to me is the fact that lighting (bright/dim/flourescent/daylight/incand...etc) plays a real important part in how the carb looks online. I dont like playing with it - I am a Qjet guy after all, not a Photog....

    Its hard to get an appreciation for just how good some of these carbs look unless you see them in person....says the guy making them....lol

    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    I'm thinkin that black on one of my holley's would look a lot like the quick fuel black diamond series - except not ALL black - polish the blocks and base . might look nice .
    just set up a little corner space for pics - left and right overhead light at about 45 degree's and then use the flash on camera to fill in to try and eliminate shadows . yeah the light will effect the pic , and the backround color also - the carb color will "pick up" the backround color . warm colors (red etc) are more aggressive and come forward and cooler colors are on the other end - have a tendency to fade away a little . that's why I think if you support the carb up off backround it seems to float sorta with some colors . I use red usually but thats mainly because it pops out on e-bay ad's etc . but either way - a long way from the plywood days .
  5. DauntlessSB92

    DauntlessSB92 Addicted to Buick

    I am excited to see how the black and silver looks in person when i get home this weekend!:laugh:

    Now I have to buy some valve covers and a new aircleaner as I am not putting a shiny new carb on a grimey engine
  6. jaystoy

    jaystoy Well-Known Member

    That Black and Silver one looks awesome!
  7. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Here is a nice zinc dichromate finish and yellow chromated steel on a 7040246.

    Looks very OEM

  8. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Adding "Quicksilver" to the list of finishes...

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