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60954. Need Electrolytic watts nickel plating per QQ-N-290

April 23, 2019

Q. looking for a source to plate & certify to this spec Class 1
SD (dull or semi-bright, .005% sulfur, 0.02% phosphors)
2.5-4.0 um Thick
material Kovar ASTM F15 Alloy
.2348 dia x .228 lg
150, 250, 500, 1000 pcs

Dennis Ondercin
estimator - Cleveland Ohio, USA
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60951. Need Large Volume Type 2 Black Anodizing

April 18, 2019

Q. Hello,

My company is in need of anodizing.

Specific needs:
- Type 2 Black (8+ lightfastness)
- Large volume (100s to 1000s)
- Racked only
- Largest part is 60" long extruded aluminum
- Seal time 20-25 min

- Pickup and Delivery

Thank You

Eric Pritchard
Engineer - San Marcos, California, USA
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60953. Need Manganese Phospate w/Dynacoat OS sealer

March 14, 2019

Q. Small hardened steel M4 & M5 diameter. bolts nut & washer. I am a fastener distributor in Tampa Florida. 2 bolts manufactured in California, Nut manufactured in New York and the washer manufactured in Chicago

Douglas Soares
buyer/ sales mgr - Tampa FL usa
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60950. Need a re porcelain company in SE USA (FL-GA-AL)

April 4, 2019

Q. I just bought a Sears Kit House in FL. There is an original sink I would like restored to its original glory and put into everyday use in our well used kitchen. I am not yet positive it is steel, and it may be cast iron. I will know perhaps tomorrow. But I would need a place that can strip, re porcelain and fire. AND if I need to use corrected terms to describe what I'm after, please feel free to give me the words. I've never done this before.
Thanks y'all for your help.
Connie Jo in JAX

Connie Jo Gandy
Home owner + Interior Designer + Historic Restoration - Jacksonville, Florida
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60948. Cold rolled or hot rolled steel finisher

March 21, 2019

Q. I sold a desk to a customer in Brooklyn NY. The guy that built the desk put a clear coat of polyurethane on the metal to protect it from rusting. Now the clear coat is lifting/peeling I need someone to strip the polyurethane and then finish it correctly so it doesn't rust.
Are there any metal workers out there that can help out and correct the problem?

Michelle Koster
Buyer - Red Bank New Jersey
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60940. Need plating on SLA Plastic Prototypes

February 27, 2019

Q. I have some prototypes (3 pieces/prototype) that I am looking to electroplate, some in chrome and some in brushed nickel. Prototypes are made of SLA plastic, and will be used as "looks like, works like" models. Please contact for NDA and further information. Thank you

Jon Colosimo
Product Developer - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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60941. Looking for chrome plater in Mexico

February 27, 2019

Q. we are looking for a chrome plater to do decorative plating for outdoors using (nickel/chrome) polishing and plating on steel tubular and small sheet metal parts. Our runs are not big at 200-400 PCE per run. One of our big problems is the turnaround and the quality control. At this point we are looking at going to Mexico if anyone has used a company that does good work at a fair price it would help

Kelly Motherwell
buyer - Ferndale, Washington
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60942. Refinishing Golf Clubs

February 3, 2019

Q. I need someone who can refinish high end putters (carbon and stainless steel) as well as golf irons using DLC and other methods or some playing that will not affect the feel of the club and will not fade, chip, or wear after use. The goal is to provide a unique finish that will separate these clubs from the standard finish that most have. I have looked into black oxide, have tried products such as cerakote, and have also blued these clubs at my home but have found that It is not cost effective for me to do this and I'm not very good at it. I'm from central Ohio so a shop in this area would be preferable.

Thank you!

Cory Brock
- Newark, Ohio, United States
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60939. Electroplating or Electropolishing of Brass in Northeast

February 20, 2019


Q. We are looking for company recommendations, preferably on the East Coast, that perform electropolishing and/or electroplating of copper alloys (preferably brass 60/40). Ideally facilities that can accommodate objects 12" in H/W/D.

If anyone has any experience or contacts in this area they would be willing to share, we would greatly appreciate it!

Megan Randall
Sculpture Conservator - New York, NY, USA
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60930. Anodizing Type 2 Black Needed for 5' x 6' x 1/2 inch Aluminum Sheet

January 30, 2019

RFQ: Hello, I need a west coast finisher to Anodize type 2 black on a sheet of 6061 aluminum.
Sheet is exceptionally large and I'm having trouble finding anyone with a large enough tank near San Diego.
Sheet measures 60 inches by 72 inches by 1/2 inch thick.
We are a Robotics Engineering company and will need similar services in the future.
Thank you for your time.

Travis Long
Automation Engineer - San Diego, California USA
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60924. Need Silver plating tellurium copper C145

January 24, 2019

RFQ: I am looking for an East Coast USA plater that can provide 200-300 micro inch Ag over 140-200 micro inch Cu for electrical contacts. Current plater complaining about the tellerium but I understand it can be done.

Tom Beranek
Product Manager - Lisle, Illinois USA
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60925. Looking for e coating for low quantity gold plated jewelry.

January 24, 2019

RFQ: I purchased some bracelets for my boutique shop and bangles that are silver with gold plating. I need to have them e-coated for longer lifetime of plating. At least 1 to 2 years. I have about a dozen pcs for now. But will have more soon.

Frieda Goldstein
Store owner - Brooklyn New York USA
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60922.Need ACT Steel Panels Zinc-Nickel Plated w/ Trivalent Passivation

January 22, 2019

RFQ: I am looking for a company that can do Zinc-Nickel Plating and Trivalent Passivation on various types of ACT Steel Panels ( 4 inch x 12 inch). After the Zinc-Nickel and Trivalent layers we would also like for a company to apply a series of sealer coatings we are developing. We would then perform SST and Prohesion testing to evaluate performance.

I am having a hard time locating a lab that would be amiable to doing this work for us. This is an ongoing project and testing would happen multiple times during the year.

Scott Smallwood, Research Chemist
- Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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60916. Wanted: magnesium anti-corrosion treatment

January 12, 2019

RFQ: I'm looking to restore some old chainsaw crank cases by having them powder coated, but before I blast off the old paint and powder coat them, I started looking into anti-corrosion treatments.
I'm just learning, but I think it may be a good idea to pre-treat the magnesium case. I came across several posts from David Kraft, Long Island City, saying he did Dow 7 chromate treatments on magnesium. However, these posts are several years old and I don't know how to contact him. If anyone else would like to offer to help me with advice or with service, I would appreciate being contacted.


Fred von Stein
Hobbyist / Restorer - Bay Shore, New York
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60914. Looking for Trivalent Chromating Service

January 4, 2019

RFQ: I'm searching for a NADCAP certified Canadian supplier that has the capability to trivalent chromate metal frames. Tanks need to accommodate 7.5 ft x 7 ft x 3.5 ft. Currently need 24 frames. Potential for follow in but not guaranteed

Monica Burnley
I am a material program manager looking for capable supply base - Portsmouth, RI 02871
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60913. Looking for metal finishing service in upper midewest

January 4, 2019

RFQ: Seeking metal finishing companies in the upper Midwest (Minnesota and surrounding states)that can provide a metal finish that would meet the following specifications.

- Finish can be applied to steel parts with the majority of parts manufactured from 1018 or 4140 steel.
- Can endure 300 hours of salt spray testing (ASTM B117-16) without appearance of red rust.
- Wear resistance- comparable or greater than wear rates of high phos Electroless nickel on a Taber Abrade- 120 mg loss @ 10,000 revolutions with 1000 gram load.
- .0004" thickness or less (preferred) for high tolerance parts
- Can be .002" maximum thickness for low tolerance parts
- Can be applied to parts up to 90" long
- Color- Black, or grey is preferred, but other options would be considered.

Need the Technical & Performance Data for the finish recommended. Also need an understanding of cost, would the price be per pound or part. Process 800 parts or 4600 pounds per week.

Darla Engstrom
Material Buyer - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
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60907. Looking for someone to Plate ABS automotive used dash inserts

December 25, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for a provider or resource to have abs plastic dash inserts Chrome plated. I am looking to finish the restoration of these myself but need a finisher to do the chrome part or a way to do it. I am in Oregon Prefer to ship the least amount possible

Larry Moyer
Shop owner - Redmond Oregon USA
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60906. Need rainbow anodizing of titanium keytags

December 26, 2018

RFQ: Hi, I'm looking for someone that can manufacture a titanium keytag and then anodize it in the rainbow effect. I can't seem to find anyone that can help me with this, does anyone know of someone?

Sofia de la Parra
designer - New york city, New York
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60893. Need Finish IAW 5.1.1 OR 4.4 plus 5.2 and 20.24 of MIL-STD-171

November 13, 2018

RFQ: I need parts finished to the following:

FINISH IAW 5.1.1 OR 4.4 PLUS 5.2 AND 20.24 OF MIL-STD-171, TAN 686A,
CHIP NO. 33446 PER FED-STD-595

Please contact me for more details.

Thank you!

Paul Fletcher
Owner - Carrollton, Texas
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60889. Need Immersion Cu, high phosphorus nickel and Au on PZT/Ceramic

November 12, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a ISO 9000 certified plating supplier to perform Immersion CU, high phosphorus nickel and Au on our PZT/Ceramic parts.

Jaime Merino
Director of Operations - Palo Alto, California
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60888.Need stainless steel hardware polished

November 9, 2018

RFQ: Heavy timber fabricator in Alabama in need of various stainless hardware polished. We make our own connection hardware for timber trusses and beams. Occasionally we do stainless (304 or 316) and usually leave them raw and unfinished. We have been asked to provide polished stainless hardware on several projects lately. I have been tasked with trying to find a company that can do the polishing. The closer the better. Thanks for your time. Outsourcing the actual making of the pieces may be an option as well.

Eric Fennell
Engineer - Greenville, Alabama, USA
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60886. Need Silver plating on stainless steel cups

November 5, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for a supplier to silver plate the interior surface of a stainless steel cup. I need an individual or company that can walk me through the process as I am only familiar with the very basic principals of plating. I suspect my project will need an undercoat of copper or gold to ensure proper adherence. Given the unique nature of my need, finding a willing supplier has been difficult. Many of the companies with which I have spoken to have directed me to as a marketplace likely to have professionals capable of helping me directly or recommending a contact that may.

Matthew Gross
entrepreneur - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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60885. Need Commercial Clear Coat 12' Southern California

November 6, 2018

RFQ: Please give me a quote and time frame for commercial clear anodizing of the following tubing. These are all slip fit 6061-T6 aluminum tubes 12 ft long with a total of 1248 lineal feet.

10 1 7/8 X .058
15 1 3/4 X .049
15 1 5/8 X 0.58
20 1 1/2 X .049
4 1 3/8 X .058
10 1 1/8 X .058
10 1 X .0834
10 1 X .058
10 7/8 X .058

Nord Embroden
OEM - Pinon Hills, California USA
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60884. Need ASTM B-633 Zinc Plating in Southern Border State

November 6, 2018

RFQ: Need supplier with capabilities for large pieces to do Zinc ASTM B-633 plating in the southern states of USA border with Mexico

Carlos Barra
buyer - Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
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60878. Need finishing of 3D printed parts SLA resin and SLS nylon- ongoing business

October 22, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a business hopefully in the Northwest (Oregon or Seattle area) to get ongoing finishing services for our SLS and SLA parts. The substrate materials are resin and nylon. We are looking for a company that can spray chrome (Cosmichrome or other), vacuum metallizing or plating on SLA and SLS 3d printed parts.

Ica Paru
Designer - Portland, OR, USA
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60874. Need Aluminum Coating per Mil-DTL-83488 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet] Class 3 Type 2

October 11, 2018

RFQ: I am searching for plater that can do this proceess on part made from .12 Thk x 1.50 x 1.50 A36 angle in Texas if possible.

David Kohn
Estimator - Garland, Texas, USA
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60871. Need old religious medal silver plated

October 10, 2018

RFQ: My mother had a religious medal that she wore for years. It is very tarnished. I think it was originally silver plated and now just looks dull gray. I would like to give it to my daughter to use in her bridal bouquet in memory of her grandmother. I am looking to have someone silver plate this item. Thank you.

Anne Woods
- Columbus, Ohio
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60868. Removing Alodine from 6061

October 5, 2018

RFQ: A new member of staff did a horrible job on the chem film (5541 Color Golden). Aesthetically, it is unacceptable and I cannot sell these parts this way.

Is there a service to remove Alodine that has been set for months?

Nick Bonfanti
- Hurricane, Utah
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Ed. note: Topic 0791 is a technical discussion of this issue.

60865. Polished Brass Plating

October 2, 2018

RFQ: We are prototyping a custom display and the client has requested a polished brass bezel around glass. We're hoping to fabricate out of steel and have the parts plated for a polished brass finish. Potential for a 10,000 qty order in Q1 of 2019. Prototype to be executed mid-November.

Kelly Hammer
Project Manager - Paramus, New Jersey
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60860. Request for Price & Lead Time for Zinc Plating for Battery Clamping

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September 28, 2018

RFQ: I need a price and lead time to Zinc plate some parts (66 pcs).
We are in the East Valley area of Arizona, so a local supplier would
be preferred. I have drawings I could send.

Shari McMurry
Buyer - Gilbert, Arizona United States
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60857. Need Hot Dip Tin per MIL-F-14072 in California

September 26, 2018

Can someone tell me were in california can Hot Dip Plate M317 Per Mil-F-14072 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet]. Material is Half Hard Brass.

Thank you

Oscar Valdivia
Metal master - San Diego Ca
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60846. RFQ for DACROMET industrial production in Florida

September 25, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for a non metallic coating, such as Dacromet on steel material 1045HT to 30Rc, and alloy 4140HT to 45Rc.
About 20k unit per month. Size is nut bolt assembly of 22 mm

Stephane Caiveau
Buyer - Pompano Beach
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September 12, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a plating supplier for zinc iron. The spec provided to us is ASTM B842 Type A Grade 6. It will go over type 4140 alloy steel. Part size is Φ .500" x .630." Quantities are up to 5000. Part has external thread 1/2-28 UNEF 2A. Part has thru hole Φ .156" and larger hole one end, Φ .260" to depth .220" intersecting thru hole.

phillip james
- memphis, Tennessee USA
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60835. Telescopic tube rechroming needed

September 6, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a regular supplier to re-chrome telescopic cylinder tube for my hydraulic shop. Is this a service you provide, or can you direct me to someone who does this type of re-chroming?

Please call me to discuss. Thank you in advance.

Best Regards,

Calvin Zimmerman
hydraulics - Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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60834. Who does Ford S451

August 31, 2018

RFQ: who does Ford S451

Terry Graham
Buyer - Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
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60825. Need Brass Coffee Table Changed to Bronze

August 20, 2018

RFQ: I have a brass and glass coffee table. I would like the finish changed to bronze. I am located in central NJ. Willing to travel about 100 miles.

Judith Smith
Owner of item - Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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60824. Need Nadcap approved Clear Zinc Plater

August 20, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for a Nadcap approved plater on the west coast or Arizona for Clear Zinc
plating. Can you help with this?

Ed Stent
machining - Grass Valley, California
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60847. Need Copper plating of SLA 3D printed part

August 1, 2018

RFQ My situation: I've got a 3D printed SLA part with 1.55 by 3.1 mm rectangular tubes ~ 91 - 180 mm long running through it. It is 180x180x91 mm in dimension and has 35 of these tubes. I would like all of the interior tubes copper plated (electroless Cu is fine). Would be great if the entire system was covered with 2-5 µm of copper.

Curtis Davis
For my company - Austin, Texas
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60813. Cosmetic gold plating for zinc cast part

July 31, 2018

RFQ: My situation: We are looking for new plating services for our zinc cast parts. Specifically we would like to find an alternative plating service for our cosmetic gold appearance. They do not necessarily need to be plated in real gold. They are ~135 mm tall cylindrical parts with a diameter of ~30 mm.

We are looking for a cost-effective and reliable company close to our location.

Ardy Selvan
- South Windsor, Connecticut, USA
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60800. Need 3D Photopolymer resin pieces chromed

July 23, 2018

RFQ: I have several pieces I 3D printed on a Form2. They are a photopolymer resin and can either be raw, from the printer or I can prime them in automotive primer. I need them to be chromed to a brilliant shine, like an automotive bumper.

David Christian
Prototyper - Quakertown, Pennsylvania United States
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60797. Decorative Chrome or Polished Nickel - 12K ft/yr - 16 ft part length

July 19, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a supplier that can plate a decorative chrome or polished nickel finish on a rolled steel part with a length of 16 ft and width of about 4 inches. Prefer US, Mexico or Canadian supplier but open to others. Volume is at least 12000 ft/ yr for one of the parts and expect to double this by adding another part early in 2019.

Jeff Hughes
Specifier - Atlanta, Georgia USA
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60792. Seeking a Black Oxider of Brass w/12 Ft plus tanks

July 10, 2018

RFQ: I've probably 6-10 pieces of 1/4" Brass C280 formed into a channel. Lets say 12" base, with 6" legs, by 12 foot long. Who can Black oxide them?

Edward Kozlowski
Broker - Hanson, Massachusetts, USA
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60784. Need Decorative Chrome over Aluminum

June 28, 2018

RFQ: We are looking for a source that can plate decorative chrome over aluminum alloys. We have multiple parts for this need and time is of the essence.

Tony Schmaltz
- Renton, Washington
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60794. Need refinishing of magnesium Porsche 914 blower housing

June 24, 2018

RFQ: I have a Porsche 914 blower housing that is made out of magnesium that has a measure of wear and tear such that it would be good to have the surface refinished. I am not sure if the proper process for this so putting it out there to see if anyone can suggest/help. Thanks Greg

Greg Gotya
Restorer - Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA
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60783. Need lacquering of deep drawn stamping parts

June 22, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a company that can applied lacquer (0.012" or 0.03 mm) to a deep drawn stamping part. The lacquer has to drain and creating a blockage with the thickness. the hold diameter is approximately 0.250" or 6.35 mm. Thank you.

Best regards,

Mohamed Shaw
Waterbury, Connecticut
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60778. Need Black Chrome Plating

June 24, 2018

RFQ: I have a 1981 Yamaha XS1100LH Midnight Special (four cylinder) with the original 4-into-2 Black Chrome mufflers in pretty good visual condition - a little surface rust on the underside. However, the baffle on one muffler has broken loose and I have learned from owning a previous 1980 XS1100LG and another XS1100LH that you cannot weld these mufflers or vibration will crack them at the repair welds. I have a used spare set of these mufflers (with only one of the short inside headers) that will need some sanding but appear intact, and one spare for the one with the damaged baffle that has no rust but someone appears to have tried to polish it with the wrong stuff and the finish has silver chrome looking swirls in it. So minus one short header, I have the makings for two full sets of the 4-into-two exhaust systems that I want to pay to have black chromed. Money is concern, but I am very interested in getting both sets black chromed soon if anyone can do it or refer me to someone that can.

Robert Banfield
- Vienna, Virginia
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60848. Repair of pitted brass lamp

June 20, 2018

RFQ: I have lamp brass lamp that seems to be pitted but I love the lamp-where can I take it for repair?

Mary Mary VanAlstine
owner - boston, Massachusetts
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60849. PVD on Silver and Bronze

June 14, 2018

RFQ: Hello,
I would like to find a PVD coating firm that knows how to coat sterling silver and bronze jewelry. The pieces are approximately 5cm x 1cm x 2cm. I am tired of paying high prices for 14k and rhodium plating. I need to find a PVD coating company that takes small batches of 144 pieces.
Can you help me?

Ogundipe Fayomi
jewelry maker - Newark, New Jersey/USA

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June 13, 2018

RFQ: We seek a reliable shop to anodize finish our machined parts on a regular on-going month-to-month basis. We prefer a small facility that offers its customers affordable/reasonable pricing absent high lot charges since we rarely have more than 15 small parts to do at one time.

Our company makes one-up bushings from 7075 T6 Aluminum. The bushings measure: 6" long x 1.75" in diameter and have one center bore hole of approx. 1". There is no masking required and this is a straight up easy finish job for a small shop. Please see our photo showing several bushing pieces.


Due to the small lightweight size of our pieces, we can ship to any state in the lower 48 states.

Lastly, there will be no pressure to finish the parts quickly since we will allow you 3 weeks (21 days) from your receipt, giving you plenty of time to fit our job in your schedule each month and/or combining it with another job. All we ask is that your work is excellent quality.

We would also request that you Laser Mark or send our parts out to have them Laser Marked with the Part Name, Part Size, and our Company Name.

Please contact me with a price quote. Thank you for taking the time to submit your quote.

Robert Carye
Partner - Galloway, New Jersey
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60850. Need gold Cadmium plating

June 12, 2018

RFQ: I need a few pounds (100-200 pieces) misc. fasteners and hardware gold Cad plated. Thanks.

David Matlock
- Hemet, California U.S.A.

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Need Motorcycle Trim Gold Plated

June 4, 2018

RFQ: My situation:
I'm interested in gold plating some parts for my motorcycle.
Primarily interested in the rocker box cover spacers.
The part numbers are listed below for reference if you want to look them up to get a better idea of dimensions.
I'd venture to say it"s less than 1 square foot in total surface area and only the exterior (visible) areas of the part need be plated.

Rocker box cover spacers PN: 17510-84
And the transmission top cover, PN:34468-86A

All the parts are chrome plated which I understand requires electronic removal of the chrome to expose the nickel base then gold plating application.
Please let me know what information you need to know from me for a realistic quote and the turn around time upon receipt of the items.
The motorcycle is a 1984 Harley FXR for reference.

Thank you very much.

Matt Marks
restorer, rider - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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60852. Need small quantity of Enthone UBAC SK

May 31, 2018

RFQ: For a copper plating bath make up
The smallest quantity Enthone sells is 5gallons. I am looking for a shop who can sell me 12oz of UBAC SK or someone who is familiar with UBAC SK who can tell me what to use in its place. My goal is to not have an extra 4 gallons of UBAK SK sitting in my shop for the rest of eternity.

Amber Farmer
- Montgomery, Alabama

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60855. Need NiP Black coating for spaceflight application

May 30, 2018

RFQ: I'm looking for coating shops that can do NiP Black (Nickel Phosphate). I'm not too familiar with this particular coating but it is something we're currently evaluating for its optical properties in a spaceflight application. I would also be interested in receiving small samples (AL6061, CRES, or Ti-6Al-4V substrates, 4"x4") for evaluation.

Thank you!

Daniel Senai
- Greenbelt, Maryland
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60856. Looking for Gold Plating on firearm (desert eagle) in Arizona

May 30, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a quote to gold plate my Magnum research .50cal Desert Eagle.
it is currently all black, looking to make it more of a collectable. Would be way easier if you were in Arizona, especially in the Tempe/Mesa area

kenny fillipone
- mesa, Arizona USA
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60767. Need AgCl Coating via Web Processing

May 25, 2018

RFQ: Trying to locate anyone that can apply a AgCl coating to a high quality Silver foil in a web process (roll to roll) to yield rolls of the material for a high speed rotary diecutting process. Current process of dipping is not scalable. Current process utilizes a KCl to cause the AgCl to sort of create a scum layer of the AgCl which then attaches itself to the silver sheets being dipped.

Finished coated product is shaped into small components as electrodes and is trapped between layers of adhesive and other PET films.

Any guidance on who might be capable would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!

Jeff Britton
industrial products - Oceanside California, USA
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60762. Need black oxide on 12L14

May 21, 2018

RFQ: We need one small 12L14 part finished with black oxide. Located in Buellton, CA (just north of Santa Barbara). Anyone out there who can do this process?

Lisa Schrader
- Buellton, CA USA
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60755. Titanium PVD sunglasses redo

May 14, 2018

RFQ: have Titanium glasses PVD (physical vapor deposition that have scratches can touchup or redone. Can anyone do this reasonably
I Love them

Joni Sarin
- Lubbock Texas USA
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Ed. note: We're happy to post your inquiry, Joni, but I think it unlikely to draw responses. PVD vacuum chamber operations require very clean substrates and no extraneous attached materials (because other stuff might sublimate and dirty the chamber), and sufficient volume to justify the setup, pump-down, etc. Hopefully a vendor will prove us wrong :-)

60750. Small Project -- golden orange Anodizing

May 8, 2018

RFQ: I have a small project I hope someone can give me an estimate for. I'm building an aluminum trike for my Paramotor out of 6061.

Here is a breakdown of the sizes I'm needing treated:

1. 1 - 3 x 3 angle 20" long
2. 1 - 2 x 3 angle 20" long
3. 2 - 1.25" x 6.5" tube
4. 2 - 1.25 x 10"  tube
5. 1- 1" x 32" tube - U shaped with 10" cross-section
6. 1- 1" x 20" tube
7. 1- 1.5" x 54" tube 
8. 1- 2"x8" flat plate

60750-1b   60750-1a

These will be easy to ship, so I don't mind sending them out of state. I've contacted some local places here in VA/MD but they all have their hands full with large scale projects.

I'd like a simple Type 2 anodizing in a light color (red, gold, golden orange, etc.)  Just need the outside of the tubes done if that makes a difference.

Jim Sutton
paramotor enthusiast - Waterford, Virginia, USA
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60746. Need a great reasonably priced nickel and gold plater

May 2, 2018

RFQ: Looking for a great reasonably priced plater to do mirror polished gold and/or nickel plating on zinc. I make championship belts either a 3 plate (1 large center plate with 2 smaller side plates) or a 5 plate (1 large center plate 4 smaller side plates) center plates are usually around 11" x 11" and side plates are usually around 4" x 5". I am going to sell to customers so they need to be great quality. My current plater is a little pricy and a little slow

Zak Rogers
Championship belt maker - Ashland Kentucky
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60740. Small Project - Orange Anodizing

April 24, 2018

RFQ: Hello.

I have a small project I hope someone can give me an estimate for. My large toolbox has 17 unfinished aluminum rails on the drawer fronts which I can slide off. They are 1 x 1 angle (L-shaped) strips ranging from 4" "to 38" long.
I would like to have them anodized in orange. These will be easy to ship, so I don't mind sending them out of state. I've checked some local places here in Texas but they all have their hands full with large scale projects. Here is a breakdown of the sizes I'm needing treated:

2 @ 11.5"
5 @ 13"
8 @ 23.5"
1@ 38"
1@ 4"

636 in2 or 4.4 ft2 (frontal coverage).

60740-1b   60740-1a  

Thank you for your assistance.

David Collins
Customer - Richardson, Texas USA
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60738. Need anodization and Inorganic Black Dye

April 18, 2018

RFQ: I have parts for an aerospace project that require an inorganic black anodize finish.
MIL-A-8625F Type II class 2.

Electro-coloration with a metal compound is preferred to an organic dye for contamination requirements.

Etienne Gauthier
Mechanical engineer - Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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April 12, 2018

MEET DIN 50935-2

Please quote the following

Documents enclosed:

Part print
Silicon adhesive
Peel test spec 2 doc
Packing spec
Cleanliness test

Please quote the following:

Qty 3,000,000/ year
Alloy 5754
Clear Conversion Coating, DIN SPEC 50935-2

Richard Musich
ENGINEERING - shelton Connecticut
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60735. Powder Coating on Stainless to prevent Galling

April 11, 2018

RFQ: We need to get a few quotes and ideas for lubricants and/or coatings to mitigate galling for the following application:

Male threaded fitting:
PH13-8Mo, H1000 stainless steel

Female threaded port:
6061-T6 Aluminum with Alodine conversion coating

Specifically what sorts of powder coatings can be applied to the stainless steel fitting to help prevent galling.

Mark Baginski
Dynetics - Huntsville
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60733. Want to Strip Tin/Lead Tin Lining from Copper Kettles

April 9, 2018

RFQ: I am looking to have a few copper kettles stripped of their tin and/or tin lead lining. I am not looking to having them re-plated at this time.

Sarah Galvin
Hobbyist - Bellingham, Washington
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60728. Copper Black Oxide service required

April 5, 2018

RFQ: I am searching for a service provider who can black oxide copper (c110, half hard) in thin and narrow strip form, and hopefully, but not insistently, in a coil to coil process. The material is 0.010" thickness, 0.75" wide, and currently in coil packaging, the weight or length of which can be determined.
This would be an ongoing, albeit occasional, requirement.
IF necessary, I am prepared to undertake this process myself, however would much prefer having the experts do this!
Thanks for any direction you can provide.

Jim Kay
- Wood Ridge, New Jersey USA
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60724. Need D38999/24WB35SN - Painting RFQ per MIL-dtl-5541

April 4, 2018

RFQ: We are looking for a vendor who is QPL to finish these connectors per MIL-DTL-5541 type II, CLASS 1A by applying epoxy paint, some with color no. 15102 BLUE of AMS-STD-595, The quantity required to paint is 172 units - connectors to be provided by us.

Vendor would be responsible for receiving the connectors, completing the paint finish as instructed above, and provide certification that the parts were painted as required.

We would also need a quote for the same project/quantity but finish a different 172 connectors per MIL-DTL-5541 type II, CLASS 1A by applying epoxy paint, some with COLOR 13655 YELLOW.

Please call or e-mail me should additional details be required to secure a quotation. Any help or guidance on the topic is appreciated.

Michael Holder
Buyer - Roswell, Georgia, USA
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60723. 12L14 Plater Needed

March 30, 2018

RFQ: I am seeking a plater in Minnesota that has incorporated a cleaning process for 12l14 material to remove the lead on the surface of turned parts. The plating required is trivalent clear zinc. We are having blistering issues with our current plater and they are unwilling to alter their process.

Ben Ruby
- Mankato, Minnesota, USA
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60722. Need Teflon Coating of Stainless Steel

March 28, 2018

RFQ: I have not been able to find a stainless steel rod with PTFE coating that could be used as a stir shaft for laboratory experiments. We would need a 10 mm O.D. including the coating and a length of 500 mm. Is this something that you could make? What would be the cost of such an item?

Kenneth Wilson
Development Chemist - Willow Island, West Virginia, USA
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60720. Need assistance with chroming fiberglass pieces

March 26, 2018

RFQ: Completing the finishing touches on a set of accurate fiberglass Captain Phasma Armor from newest Star Wars trilogy for 501st Legion approval. Looking for chrome services in or near Baltimore, MD that can work with detailed pieces.

Bob Metcalf
hobbyist - Columbia, Maryland
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60753. I need a company to restore 1965 stroller

March 17, 2018

RFQ: I am in need of a company who restores old buggy strollers

Kim Kobus
Parent - Chesapeake, Virginia
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60719. Inorganic black anodize supplier

March 17, 2018

RFQ: We have some tiny aerospace parts that need an inorganic black anodize finish.
MIL-A-8625 Type II class 2.
We'd like the two step electro coloring using metal salts rather than an organic black dye.

Charles Brown
researcher - Washington, DC
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60718. Need Oxalic Acid Anodizing

March 21, 2018

RFQ: We have need of a oxalic acid anodizer to coat our aluminum parts. The residual sulfur outgassed from typical type II anodizing is incompatible with items we produce that are co-mounted with the aluminum parts.

Does anybody know of an oxalic acid anodizer shop in the US or even in Germany that could handle small volume work?


Dennis Davis
- Sebastian, Florida, United States
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60714. Need Screws Plated with RoHS Olive Drab

March 13, 2018

RFQ: Does anyone know where to get screws plated with ROHS Olive Drab?

Roy W
hardware co - Blaine, Minnesota USA
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60713. 20' Aluminium Pipe Anodizing

March 12, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for a company that can do 20 foot aluminum pipe anodizing I have at least twenty 20-footers and numerous other sizes that need a gunmetal color dye.

Mark Skupen
- Burbank California USA
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60758. Need an Old Rose Silver or Gold Electroplated

March 10, 2018

RFQ: Hello, is there anyone out there that is able to electroplate an old rose for me? I cannot seem to find this service anywhere and I am looking to get some price estimates if anyone does this kind of thing. The rose is about 5 years old, I understand that it is not going to look perfect but I really would like to preserve this rose for as long as possible. I would prefer the coating to be silver but I am flexible. The only thing I do not want coated on it is copper or bronze. Any takers?

Brandi Paradiso
- Mariposa, California, United States of America
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60703. Phosphoric acid anodizing

February 22, 2018

RFQ: I currently have a Gov. project that requires Phosphoric acid anodizing to a Sikorsky spec. SS8482. I can not find a processing house that will process the parts. Does any one know who does this process to a Sikorsky spec.

Don Murray
engineering - Anaheim, California
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60701. RFI / RFQ - Anodizing Extra Large Aluminum Fabrications

February 14, 2018

RFQ: We have a project that will require anodizing of Extra Large aluminum fabrications. Approximately 93" OD tanks that have flat ends. The ends are 1-3/8" flanges, AA2014-T651 with a 14" wide skirt of AA2014-T651 welded. After the 14" wide skirt, there will be 6061 cylinders welded to them. All of the 2014 material must be anodized, and a Type II with hot water seal. We would like to ship with the AA6061 welded onto the AA2014 to ensure that all AA2014 and the weld joint are anodized. If this is within your capabilities, feel free to call anytime to discuss in greater depth and I can then get prints over for a quote.

John Harkness
Fabricator - Cleveland, Ohio
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60700. Large Part MIL_STD_5541 Class 1A

February 14, 2018

RFQ: The company I work for is quoting a job that requires a large aluminum frame 90" x 86" x 46" approx 500 lbs to have Chem Conversion Coating to MIL-C-5541 Class 1A and we are having a tough time finding a supplier to perform this process. Ideally we ould like this done in western North America to save transport costs. The customer is adamant the processor be NADCAP certified. We have done this before with a supplier but they are not NADCAP so the search has been exhausting. Any leads would be appreciated.

Matthew De Steur
Planning Manager - Richmond, BC, Canada
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60699. Platinum plating

February 14, 2018

RFQ: I need to electroplate platinum onto tellurium copper without using nickel as a barrier metal. No ferrous metals can be used.

roman b
- uniondale New York USA
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60697. Soft Touch coating supplier

February 20, 2018

RFQ: Looking to apply soft touch rubber coating on aluminum products. Need a consultant to provide best options and a reputable supplier to fulfill orders.

Q. I am looking to apply rubber coating to aluminum products to improve grip and handling and to provide a soft touch feel to the product. I am looking for suggestions of what compound or product would work best and what would the optimal thickness be.

Oleg Lurye
- Vancouver
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60687. Need plating service in NYC area

February 5, 2018

RFQ: Hi there,

I am looking to gold plate with 18k and rose gold multiple electronic stainless steel watches. Quantity 10-10000.

Can anyone recommend best, most economic finishing/plating process that can deliver best quality/color, long lasting plating?

Ideally, watch metal/bracelet metal should reflect the texture and color of pure, high quality, 18k or rose gold and last for over 10 years.

I've read on this forum about multiple methods of coating, about applying 3-10 micron gold (which increase production costs). Also about clear or gold-toned transparent/translucent top coat/lacquer on top of plated gold.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

If any of local finishing shop suppliers (electro, ion, ZrN, PVD plating) are present here, I would love to meet to see the samples and discuss the costs.

Thank you,

Anton Dey
product designer - Queens New York
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60686. Remove Heavy Oxide from NiCrAl

February 6, 2018

RFQ: We recently had a company roll Evanohm R material to various thicknesses of .004", .005", .006", and .008" at a width of 5.25" and requested annealed. When they annealed the material it appears something was wrong with their process as we have a heavy oxide layer (5 to 8 micron) on the surfaces. We can grind the oxide off or we can chemically etch the oxide off for our needs in small strips. We have several feet (> 500 ft) of material on each roll from which we need to remove the oxide layer. In order to salvage this material are there services that can either mechanically grind or chemically etch this material down controlling the thickness to the ± .00025"?

Darin Glenn
- Columbus, Nebraska USA
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60684. Need aluminum mirroring on glass plates

February 3, 2018

RFQ: Could someone indicate a supplier of a plant to manufacture aluminum mirror in glass plate in the dimensions 3210 x 2400 mm?

Silva, Rene
- CPV SP Brasil
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60679. HF and Nitric Acid Etch of Stainless Steel

January 31, 2018

RFQ: Does anyone know a shop (preferably in Seattle area) that can do a HF etch of Stainless Steel (316 or similar) followed by a Nitric Acid passivation? Looking to treat the surface of something roughly 1'x1' square plate.

Alan Viosca
Engineer doing product R&D - Seattle, Washington, USA
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60678. Need Polishing Services

February 1, 2018

RFQ: The company I work for is looking for long term polishing supplier in the United States. We are looking to do foil polishing.
Foil length: 50 m or 200 m.
Foil Width: 320 mm
Foil Thickness: 75 µm
Desired Surface Roughness: Less than 0.01 µm.

Brian Baker
Employee - Arizona
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