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sinclair Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:50 am

I thought I'd overhaul a 26 VFIS.The home zinc plating kit was a gem.



T2_681 Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:30 pm

Home zinc plating kit?

sinclair Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:34 pm

T2_681 wrote: Home zinc plating kit?

A bit amateur but yes, and fantastic results. https://classic-plating.co.uk/product/zinc-plating-kit/

T2_681 Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:48 pm

I would never think of doing this at home.
How did you enhance the carburetor body?

sinclair Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:52 pm

T2_681 wrote: I would never think of doing this at home.
How did you enhance the carburetor body?

Luckily I have access to an industrial bead blaster.

T2_681 Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:59 pm

I used the same proces with less good results - the zinc alloy is still relatively dark.

rod_vw Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:13 pm

It looks superb, a credit to you.

Did the plating have any effect on the threaded parts / clearances?

sinclair Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 am

rod_vw wrote: It looks superb, a credit to you.

Did the plating have any effect on the threaded parts / clearances?
Thanks. No dimentional change, all fitted beautifully.

sinclair Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:55 pm

T2_681 wrote: I used the same proces with less good results - the zinc alloy is still relatively dark.
In my experience you might have the amps too high.

T2_681 Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:39 pm

I mean blasting.



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