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Old 05-04-2002, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, Can anybody tell me if its possible to recolor (dye?) carbs yourself? I think its called "dichromate" and is the gold finish on some carbs. If you can do it yourself, could someone tell me where I can get the material to do it. Thanks
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Old 05-04-2002, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The (yellow) dichomate that you are referring to is a procecess done by a zinc plater.The silver (clear) is another zinc plating. It has been my experience that has great results. I have taken boxes of stuff to my local (PHX)plater,and the cleaned and plated stuff comes back looking great. The cost is relativly cheap. You just have to have a zinc plater near you. This is a common industrial process, and is not related to commom chrome plating shop.

Question in this line. Were the carburetor bodies plated, with silver (clear)? I know the parts assembled to the bodies were plated in yellow.
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Old 05-04-2002, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, there's this stuff

Or you can paint it pretty much any color you want. Or you could have it chromed. Or anodized any color.
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