710times said: Love it man. Keep it up. I just got a 2000 civic ex coupe.Thanks Let me know when your build thread is up
Ok, so I’m actually pursuing electroplating, if anything just because it might be fun
Here’s the sample bolt:
First, the bolt soaks in a vinegar bath for 24 hours. All of the crud just dissolves, but so does the Zinc Dichromate (I think) plating that used to protect the bolt from rusting. Now I need to replace the old plating with new Zinc plating.
To do that, I’m starting with the simplest home recipe I could find online:
* 6 cups of water
* 6 cups of vinegar (acetic acid 5%)
* 6 tablespoons of Epsom salt
* 6 tablespoons of table sugar
Let it all dissolve (I’m using an old crock pot):
Get some Zinc shavings:
Let the Zinc dissolve for about 24 hours:
I did all of that over the weekend. This morning the zinc shavings were almost entirely dissolved into the vinegar acid bath, next step is to try plating a part and see if it works!