Preparing Your Parts
Parts other than boosters, master cylinder covers, and valve brackets, must be free of paint or undercoating prior to you shipping them to avoid paint stripping charges. Suitable methods for removing paint and undercoating include stripping, glass beading and sandblasting as this promotes material adhesion for phosphate coatings.
Parts must be free of paint and undercoating prior to you shipping them. Suitable method for removing these coatings is stripping. You should avoid sandblasting parts that are to be plated silver, gold or black as this makes the surface rough and these finishes appear the best on a smooth surface.
Parts that are pitted, may be able to be polished to remove these pits, depending on the parts. Parts that have been sandblasted, and shouldn't have been, may be polished also. There is an extra charge to polish parts as this is not a normal step for these types of plating. Phosphate plating will mask many imperfections in the metal such as pits and, as such, should never require polishing.
All parts will go into an acid bath prior to being plated to remove rust, grease, old plating, etc...
Any small springs that you can remove from your parts, should be removed prior to you shipping them as these will not be plated. If in doubt, call or email first.
Any parts that arrive with paint or undercoating may be subject to extra charges to remove those coatings. This means if your parts arrive with paint on them, there may be an increase it the turn around time for those items. To avoid additional time here, strip those parts with paint stripper, steel wool and rubber gloves. If possible, avoid glass beading as this hinders my ability to make an accurate assessment of the surface condition of those parts.
Please do not remove front push rods from your booster. These are required to restore your unit.
Brake Restoration Inc. is proud to offer plating services to the owners of American Motors, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac as well as Ford Mustang, Torino and most anything that moves or doesn't. My plating services have been used on Porsche, Ferarri, Mercedes, BMW and many more. These include antique tractors and snowmobiles. The finishes we offer include Clear or Silver Zinc, Gold or Yellow Zinc Dichromate, Black Zinc, Grey and Black Phosphate. Since 1983, Brake Boosters continues to offer high quality power brake booster restoration for most 1964 to 1982 GM cars and light trucks, including GTO, Camaro, Chevelle, Corvette, Nova, Cutlass 442, Skylark and more. Please contact us to discuss your needs. You can find contact information on our Home Page.