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What have you done to your vehicle lately?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by TheCytochromeC, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Dad_Roman

    Dad_Roman Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    No prob.....gotcher back.

    Remain calm and keep wrenching...:green:
     


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  2. grasshopperglock

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    Lol, I have a raised letter label from an old label gun stuck on the tool box. In a place you can't miss it.

    It reads, "Slow Down".

    There's another on the right side of it by a few inches.

    That one reads, "Details".
     
  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    It worked, I didn't go far enough after the TaT link came up.
    Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  4. grasshopperglock

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    It's all rushing back to me.

    Electroplating was tricky back then and it still is.

    I'm going to have to use acid to remove the factory plating on the bolts. Then I either have to find cast iron welding rods (99% nickel) or buy a couple of nickel anodes.

    Practice with the copper is going so-so.

    ....


    Freaking European countries evidently carry jugs of hydrochloric acid at the store. They're calling it battery acid. Hell, I thought that was sulfuric acid. Pool acid is sulfuric mixed with table salt. Muriatic acid. There isn't hydrochloric at Lowe's.
     
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  5. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid. Lowes or Home Depot either one will have it.
     
  6. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Exorcised the demons.
     
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  7. Brains

    Brains TGT Addict

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    Would the concentration of HCl in commonly available muriatic acid be high enough for electroplating?
     
  8. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    For the actual plating it would be too strong. He needs it to clean off the factory plating and anything else before he re-plates it. Should be fine for that. If the cleaning is taking too long he can warm it up to increase the chooch factor or just let it sit in the acid longer.
     
  9. Brains

    Brains TGT Addict

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    Very cool. That's something I've always wanted to try, but never put any effort towards. I always wanted to see if I could anodize aluminum too.
     
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  10. grasshopperglock

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    I've been studying that too. It's a fairly straight forward process. It requires sulfuric acid but there's other methods.

    Project list. A variable power supply. Industrial anodizing dye. Lead anodes. Sulfuric acid. Plastic tub and two stainless steel pots.

    Maybe $150 for it all. $200 if you splurge.
     


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