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Want cadmium plating setup



July 9, 2010

I WANT TO EITHER BUILD OR BUY A SMALL SET UP TO DO MY CADMIUM PLATING
I WOULD DO ABOUT 10 TO 15 POUNDS AT A TIME
PLEASE CONTACT

DANIEL MACIAS
CARBURETOR REBUILDER - EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA, USA



July 15, 2010

Acid cadmium is no longer available because of the environmental people restricting the use of cadmium to only a few critical areas, normally aircraft.
That means that you are going to have to use a cyanide strike and a cyanide plating solution.
The paperwork required by your state, local and federal compliance folks will make this a costly process to set up.

The OSHA and EPA (DEP) fines are very high for even a minor infraction!
With no or little plating experience, I predict that you will have significant problems. (Even if you hire a very good consultant)

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida



July 16, 2010

Hi. I'm with Jim that cadmium plating isn't the right stuff anymore.

I know that auto restorers crave authenticity, but I think you'll need to switch to zinc or tin-zinc plating because, while there are still a few very exceptional reasons to do cadmium plating today, authenticity isn't enough to justify putting this bioaccumulative poison (similar to mercury and lead) onto parts today. Good luck with a replacement technology.

Regards,

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


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