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#1 wilsonch

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 01:57 PM

Sorry if the title is a little vague but i dont really know how to describe it.

I have removed the boot lock/handle etc to strip it down to clean it all up as it was a little corroded.

 

The handle itself it in good nick. The barrel will be ok after a clean and the surround had some corrosion and flaking chrome but in general ok.

 

However the bracket that attaches to the boot itself was a little rusty and having dismantled it, I gave it a gentle rub over with scotchbrite it has started to remove the colour/coating

 

Firstly what is the colour/coating, why is it there 

Is this something I can 're-spray' or re-colour in any way or do I remove it all and somehow coat the bare metal to prevent corrosion.

 

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Edited by wilsonch, 02 February 2020 - 01:59 PM.


#2 phillrulz

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:42 PM



Sorry if the title is a little vague but i dont really know how to describe it.

I have removed the boot lock/handle etc to strip it down to clean it all up as it was a little corroded.

 

The handle itself it in good nick. The barrel will be ok after a clean and the surround had some corrosion and flaking chrome but in general ok.

 

However the bracket that attaches to the boot itself was a little rusty and having dismantled it, I gave it a gentle rub over with scotchbrite it has started to remove the colour/coating

 

Firstly what is the colour/coating, why is it there 

Is this something I can 're-spray' or re-colour in any way or do I remove it all and somehow coat the bare metal to prevent corrosion.

 

see pic

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Correct me if im wrong people, but isnt that yellow passivated zinc, a coating to protect the steel under it, could paint it or get a spray can of zinc. I dont know if the spray zinc works the same or if it had disimilar metal corrosion. - I dont think you can get the yellow effect at home unless you build a electroplating setup as i think its electroplated. Spray cans will be silver / grey 


Edited by phillrulz, 02 February 2020 - 02:46 PM.


#3 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 05:37 PM

That is Indeed correct. This is not paint but électro déposition.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 05:39 PM

Thanks. I understand what that is now.
A 'coating' to help prevent corrosion.

If i am going to clean this up properly the coating is going to come off. So, bar setting up my own electro plating, what is the preffered method of recoating, primarily to prevent the corrosion coming back.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:17 PM

I would Say anti rust primer, primer, and paint. That should do it.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:19 PM

I think it'll be Chromate, but it's still electroplating. If it's lifting it'll be because there's oxidation underneath and if it can be removed with just Scothbrite it's already gone. Neutralise the rust with acid, you can do d-i-y plating. 



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Posted 04 February 2020 - 02:43 PM

Apologies for labouring the topic.

The pic shows the boot lock in situ.

Has anyone actually sprayed their bool lock, I am wondering how it will look.

 

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Thanks

Chris


Edited by wilsonch, 04 February 2020 - 02:44 PM.


#8 bluedragon

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 02:01 AM

There are some paints intended to recreate the look of cadmium plating. I have no personal experience with them however. 

 

An example:

 

https://www.eastwood...mplete-kit.html

 

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:15 AM

So i have just watched the latest episode of binkey....
How come no one has suggested one of these coating kits?
Are they any good?
Looks like a fairly drawn out process but i will have quite a few bits to do, long term.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:16 AM

So i have just watched the latest episode of binkey....
How come no one has suggested one of these coating kits?
Are they any good?
Looks like a fairly drawn out process but i will have quite a few bits to do, long term.




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