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Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-25-2024, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Lynn
Would vapor blasting clean my originals but leave...

Would vapor blasting clean my originals but leave the plating intact?

If not, how about dry ice blasting?
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-25-2024, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
Chuck. Gotta keep in mind that NOS isn't always...

Chuck. Gotta keep in mind that NOS isn't always the same as assembly line. Things changed over the years.

In the early 70s I purchased a brand new hi-rise for a 69 Z/28 from the local Chevy...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-22-2024, 01:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
Ordered the judging manual from NCRS. Figured I...

Ordered the judging manual from NCRS. Figured I would save a lot of time asking questions and can get back to work on the car.

Although, one more question. Was cleaning up one of the front...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-21-2024, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-21-2024, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
These guys seem to think that they were cad...

These guys seem to think that they were cad plated.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174286184364

Although they offer the same part for 68-82.

These guys believe silver cad plated from 65 through...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-20-2024, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
I don't see a problem with it as long as there is...

I don't see a problem with it as long as there is no trimming needed after dipping.
In other words the blank is already the exact size needed for the finished item.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-20-2024, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
Have to agree with Dave on this one. I would...

Have to agree with Dave on this one. I would THINK (not my best arena.... I quit getting lost in thought, as I feel like a total stranger there) that whatever plating was done, it was done after the...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-19-2024, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
There are two galvanizing processes. One is hot...

There are two galvanizing processes. One is hot dipped, and gives the mottled look. I doubt GM hot dipped them, just because of the added expense. Seriously, they were not anticipating us...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-19-2024, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
Thanks. I have three that look almost that...

Thanks. I have three that look almost that good. Any idea how it is plated?
Silver cad? Galvanized? Painted?

This car is not getting judged, and will have a couple of day two parts. But, I...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-19-2024, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Lynn
70 Corvette dust shield plating

Back when I restored my 69 Z, I (like most folks at the time) had them plated silver cad.

They came out very nice, and are still looking good today.

Then I read a thread on here that they...
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