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Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:01:10 PM »
Has anyone used a plating company that will take small lots of small items for cadmium electroplating or tin-zinc plating, that doesn't charge an arm and a leg?
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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 08:27:28 PM »
Hey check these folks out. http://www.galvanizeit.com/ Wow the have some huge accounts and aerospace  approved work. I have known folks that sent up there (Erie Pa.) small stuff to have plated. The do Zinc , Cadmium and anodizing.
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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 08:39:08 PM »
Arms and legs come in different sizes :)

 Around here it's $120 lot fee for anything decent. Maybe $90 for tin.
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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 03:02:24 AM »
Cascade plating Elyria Ohio

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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 08:24:05 AM »
I'll check them out, thank you.

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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 09:38:56 AM »
I prefer zinc I or zinc II. One is clear silver two is gold, there is also black and olive drab chromates. Acid process is prefered, much more attractive outcome, if that matters. Base process is dull, acid more shiney. Cad is a lot more expensive and difficult to find these days. No real advantage is restoration work. Aerospace another topic.

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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 02:02:40 AM »
Brian,
I maybe to late, you may want to try B-N Plating in Dayton.  This was a small Ma & Pa cad plating company I used when I restored my pan. He charge me $60 a batch, didn’t matter how many nuts/bolt, oil lines, shifter, etc.
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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 02:52:55 AM »
Thanks Chris, I haven't called anyone yet, but will contact them when ready, heck they're just up the road.    :up:

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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 02:39:00 AM »
before sending you stuff to one of these places how do you all clean all the materials or do they clean them ?
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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 03:29:32 PM »
What ever you do, take clear pics of all the parts to be processed.
Sometimes "things" get lost at the platers.

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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 04:47:23 PM »
That's really good advice.     :up:

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Re: Cadmium Electroplating or Tin-Zinc Plating
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 05:09:12 PM »
I clean the parts myself by glass beading with fine media. I wire the parts, there is a special way to tie them for conductivity and easy to hang. Or they can barrel plate everything. Better chance of getting all the pieces back if you wire them. Copper wire. If the parts are for something that is critical cosmetically no harm in buffing after the glass beading.