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post #1 of 6 Old 02-13-2018, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cadmium Plating

Hey guys,

I'm a fussy guy and the cadmium plating on my snowblower is showing some corrosion. Is there a way to bring it back up to like new condition without re-plating? I just bought this machine, and would like to have it look as new again.
Thanks in advance for the help.
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No easy way. There are spray "cold galvanize" products fro several sources that offer some corrosion protection, but they really do look like dark gray primer, so offer results from nothing to even worse as far as appearance.

For some car resto projects where cad plating was original, I send buckets of hardware to a plater in SoCal for restoring the original plating. They charge by the pound with a $200 minimum, so I save up as much as I can in a couple buckets to make the minimum.

Meanwhile, there are some zinc plus a yellow chromate washes that look initially like a cad plating. Problem is that deteriorates to a gray zinc galvanized finish after almost any exposure to corrosive materials. Salt is a big "consumer" of cad and zinc plating. 300-series stainless suffers less in salt exposure and may be an option for at least fasteners. There's functionally no such thing as a grade-8 stainless fastener, so some uses are just not practical for stainless. As far as brackets and other hardware, good paint or powdercoating is better than nothing, but won't look the same as a good cad plating.

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Thanks Dr Bob. Mine isn't that bad, I'm just being fussy. I just bought this machine, and the guy didn't wash it at all. He purchased it in Dec 2017. I washed it and sprayed it down with Krown to prevent any further damage.

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Here's a thought if it's not too bad. There's something called LRC (I think - for lime, rust and calcium) to use in the bathroom. I used it on a truck bumper that was showing rust through the chrome plating. It cleaned it up a lot then I tried clearcoating over it. It was presentable for a while. Unfortunately once rust gets in there, it's in there pretty much forever. You can make it look prettier but eventually you'll see rust again.
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I never thought of that HCBPH. I'll give it a try.

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You can get one of these kits. Personally I just hit stuff with Fluid Film or WD40 or a silicone spray often.

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