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Tin and cadmium plating on carburetor linkage





I am rebuilding some old carburetors and want to tin plate or cadmium plate some linkage. Can anyone tell me how to do this myself or is the process too complicated?

Thanks,

Burke Bowman
- San Antonio, Texas
2003



"Electrodeposition: The Materials Science of Coatings and Substrates"
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Personally, I'd suggest you take them to a plating shop, Burke. According to Jack Dini, former metallurgy and metal finishing section head at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, writing in Electrodeposition--The Materials Science of Coatings & Substrates:.

"Electroplating is not a simple dip and dunk process. It is probably one of the most complex unit operations known because of the unusually large number of critical elementary phenomena or process steps which control the overall process".

You may not want to go with cadmium plating these days as it's a bio-accumulative poison similar to lead and mercury, and it's use has been drastically curtailed in the last decade. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
2003




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