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Kim Dawson

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Molalla
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Or
#21
You need to soak (pickle) those bolts in muriatic acid, rinse them and then re-coat them in your own electroplating set up. E-A-S-Y to do. There's also a black coating that Mopar used on their fasteners. I'd have to google it up.
Strip and coat your own stuff. You can control how perfect it is and it'll be protected with a sacrificial layer of zinc.
just my quick .02
Do you have more info on your electroplating set up?
 

joshvt

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charlotte
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nc
#28
I’ve done and spec’d a fair amount of blackened steel for architectural metal work. The process is very similar to the video but we finish it with a black wax. We use this for interior spaces only. Even with wax it will rust fairly quickly in an exterior environment. I am a little suspicious that a coat of WD-40 like the video mentions will provide long term rust protection for an automotive application unless it’s for a heated garage queen.

I too would like to know more about the electroplating setup.
 
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