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PLATING SERVICES

PLATING TYPES

CLEAR ZINC

This plating is the same as the  new silver nuts and bolts you'd buy at the hardware store. Use it to renew the original finish that was used on many parts of your car such as bolts, brackets and fasteners. Clear Zinc provides a more durable original finish and won't chip.  Appears Silver in color.

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ZINC DICHROMATE

Far superior to any spray can product available, Zinc Dichromate is the same finish found when opening most original brake boosters. This gold plating has red and green running through it. Note: Metal that has pitting will still have pits under the plating when replated unless polished out.  Available in Gold Iridite.

CADMIUM

Cadmium is a soft white metal that is resistant to mold and bacterial growth. General Motors discontinued its use around 1966. The main difference between zinc and cadmium is that the latter gives the plating a metallic appearance. Cadmium is available in Clear and Gold.

BLACK ZINC PHOSPHATE

Zinc Phosphate replaces the unsightly paint many restorers use incorrectly. It's suitable for hood hinges springs and latches, carb linkage, brackets, and assorted pieces, including clutch cross shafts. It won't chip like most painted items do. Available in Gray and Black. 

GRAY ZINC PHOSPHATE

Zinc Phosphate replaces the unsightly paint many restorers use incorrectly. It's suitable for hood hinges springs and latches, carb linkage, brackets, and assorted pieces, including clutch cross shafts. It won't chip like most painted items do. Available in Gray and Black. 

BLACK ZINC

Black Zinc plating is used for nuts, bolts, fasteners, brackets and assorted other items. It protects parts from rust and corrosion, and it won't chip like other painted items. Comes in Satin Black over a silver base.

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PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT

You've stripped the paint, reupholstered the interior, reconditioned the motor and polished the chrome. You've spent a lot of time and money on your baby, so now's not the time to skimp on the final touches.

 

Plating, whether through galvanizing or electroplating, deposits a thin layer of material (e.g., zinc, cadmium) onto your car's metal components (e.g, brake boosters, bolts, coils, dust shields, fasteners) providing a protective layer. The outer surface of the zinc coating oxidizes to form zinc oxide, resulting in various finishes. Plating is particularly suited to parts that will be exposed to corrosive conditions. So don't trust your parts to just spray paint, protect them the right way with plating!

OUR PARTS PORTFOLIO

We plate a wide range of classic auto parts, including master cylinder covers, shift rods, brake caliper brackets, hood hinges, hood latches, carburetor linkages, nuts and bolts, pulleys, coil brakcets, jack shafts and much, much more. Check out some of the before and after photos of the work we've done for other customers below. Click on the image for more details. And, if you need work on brake boosters, visit our sister company, Brake Restoration.

 

CARING FOR YOUR PARTS

CLEAR & BLACK
ZINC

Keep parts clean with a moist cloth. Wipe off any liquids. These parts may be clear coated.

ZINC
DICHROMATE

This plating becomes tougher with age, but is very vulnerable when fresh. Avoid contact with brake fluid, soap, thinners, abrasives, waxes, etc., which may remove the gold coating. When your part needs wiping off, use a lightly dampened towel. Spraying a on clear coat will neutralize the red and green colors in the plating. If in doubt, contact us first.

GRAY & BLACK
ZINC PHOSPHATE

This plating should be kept clean and dry. There should be a light coat of oil on all surfaces.  Lube hinge pivots with a suitable grease prior to installation.

 

PARTS PRICING

DUST SHIELD & CALIPER BRACKETS

$135 for Both (Silver/Gold)

Plus Shipping

HOOD HINGES, SPRINGS & LATCHES

$175 (In Gray Phospate)

Plus Shipping 

BUMPER JACK
SHAFT

$75

Plus Shipping

ALTERNATOR FAN & PULLEY

$25 Each/$50 for Both (Silver)

Plus Shipping

OTHER PARTS

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Detail Plating

220 Machado Lane

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

(805) 441-5390

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