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646  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 08, 2013, 09:07:49 PM
Thanks!!  Nope just made up the process after reading several websites & how-to's.. 
647  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z Paint Code on: October 08, 2013, 05:28:42 PM
Lol. It's not my car ..  Wish it was ..  I just know that car is Seafrost & it has a way of looking silver in certain light & angles..
648  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z Paint Code on: October 08, 2013, 03:04:01 PM


649  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Are 71 Cutlass front parking lights the same as 69 Camaro? on: October 08, 2013, 01:53:46 PM
Only one that I have ever heard of parts being used (that were at least similar) was the 70-72 cargo light on the C-10 and the 69 RS backup light housing.  Of course the pigtail was different..
650  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: December 68 Pacer on Ebay again. on: October 08, 2013, 11:27:59 AM
Nope.  Repo tag.
651  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 08, 2013, 11:25:00 AM
Like I said my past experiences turned the chromate finish to just a gold finish after clearing.  That was my first attempt with the conversion process.  I hope to get a few other pieces finished before this weekend.  Ill post them up once I am finished.  Since that piece I showed of the clamp I do not allow the part to soak any longer than 15 secs..  Those AC fittings look great btw.  How many times do you strike your parts in the zinc bath?
652  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 08, 2013, 07:17:43 AM
Not bad - in fact, not bad at all. Did you bead the chromate version ? I bet if you top coated with clear it would be dynamite. Probably last forever, too. Great job -

Regards,
Steve

Thanks!!  I guess it is sorta a bead process.  I havent tried it with these parts yet but in the past when I have cleared chromate parts it tends to wash out the rainbow coloring.  It may have been my process.  Ill try to clear this clamp and see what it looks like after.
653  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 05, 2013, 12:27:57 PM
And the chromate conversion.




George, thanks for the tips.  I'm really starting to enjoy this.
654  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 04, 2013, 07:01:12 AM
Its not too bad.  Once I get this process down if anyone wants me to do some parts for them just pm me and we can go from there.   Grin
655  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 03, 2013, 08:40:18 PM
Changed around my settings & I like this one even better..  Much cleaner & uniform.  






656  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 03, 2013, 07:12:28 PM
Well I finally got around to try out my zinc plating process.  Everything seems to have gone ok for the first prelim run.  I believe once I get more parts and the process down I think these parts will come out great.  Figured I would try it out on a broken clamp.  I only worked on the outer ring portion of the clamp and nothing else.  I also think once I blast these parts they will take better.

Before



After first dip.


After third dip and scrubbing.


657  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 03, 2013, 11:29:09 AM
67 neither painted them.  Then sometime between 68-9 NOR went to painting them.
658  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 03, 2013, 11:16:46 AM
Both of my '67's too are silver with no paint. I believe they painted them in `69 which included the door catch as well.
I can't speak for `68 though.

Mike

I was just coming back to post that I answered my question by doing a little searching.  It also appears that it depends on where it was built also.  NOR or LOS.
659  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 03, 2013, 11:03:24 AM
Now I am confused.  The assembly I took out of my 67 was silver cad.  This finish guide also shows the screws to be the same.  Was 67 different than 69? Why would they put the latch assembly into the door and the rod that goes to the handle mech (which is a bear to attach when latch is installed) to the latch assembly not be installed.  My experience it is much easier and quicker to install the handle mech, rod & latch assembly in all together.  I would have thought the production line would have done the same.?.  Also there was no paint on the screws or assembly when I took it apart.


 Middle Column is Camaro Nationals Seminar and the right column is MacNeish Book.

660  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 02, 2013, 06:39:58 PM
The inner parts of the door as far as I know are not painted.  I'm actually replating my door latch mech right now & it's silver cad..   Which I plan on making them silver zinc.  I'm probably wrong but that seems to be what I have seen over the years on regs, latches etc.
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