What to do with bolts?

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What to do with bolts?

Post  iain on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 12:44 pm

I'm building the 6" Foden and have a number of bolts in the chassis. My chassis will be painted black so I was wondering if anyone had any experience of "blacking" nuts, bolts and washers? I have looked at black nickel as an option in a home kit.

I'm thinking they are more likely to keep the coating on if I ever need to tighten, plus the advantage of being plated all along and not just on the heads.

Any thoughts?

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Re: What to do with bolts?

Post  Robfishman on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 12:59 pm

On the bright nickle plating kit i have the plating has not taken on the threads very well, but not used the blacking kit myself as yet.

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Post  lynnr on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 1:16 pm

I have used the frost chemical black kit and it works very well on threads.

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Post  highpressure on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 2:14 pm

Alternatively take or send them to Macros at Portsmouth who do a superb job with professional electroless black nickel and get a really good finish at a good price.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 3:25 pm

I too have used the frost kit with a good deal of success.

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Re: What to do with bolts?

Post  iain on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 11:46 pm

Like the idea of sending them off. What sort of price are you looking at? It may be worth doing as there are quite a few of the "rivet" bolts.

Hoping to get the chassis shotblasted this week to give it a good key for the paint.

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Post  usmanali7 on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 2:18 am

I was thinking of using TopStop on my Foden chassis rails - no experience of it, if it does what it says on the tin it should suit me. This ebay link gives a few likely candidates some of which don't appear to use a catalyst.

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