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Offline blackjade

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Re: Steering box detailing
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2009, 09:51:49 am »
I am talking about the box rebuild, thanks.

Wondering what other pieces can be treated this way? Strut rods? Sway bar brackets?

Others?

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Steering box detailing
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2009, 11:23:12 am »
I am talking about the box rebuild, thanks.

Wondering what other pieces can be treated this way? Strut rods? Sway bar brackets?

Others?
If you are talking about finishes the specific items you mentioned are bare steel from the factory and although the plating will add corrosion protection it will give a different finish from the way it was originally. There are many other items that were the phosphate and oil finish that can be replicated with the discussed process however . Bob
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Re: Steering box detailing
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2009, 06:34:50 pm »
Yes there are others as Bob mentioned but at least one (the strut rods) that you listed were originally was heat treated (quenched in oil). IMHO that is a different finished look from zinc phosphate so this process would not be the best choice

Bottom line is that you will not find one size (or finish) to fit all needs and that is what makes a car that is correctly restored with all its different finishes, tones and tints stand out when compared to a mono-tone incorrectly restored car in these areas