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Old 02-24-2016, 07:04 PM   #6381
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Got a nice stress riser there...ever hear of a radiused cutting tool?!
Its radiused, WCMX222 if i recall, In any case it has a 0.032" radius, and I kept the through hole smallish.
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Who was the one who could zinc plate. Was it rleete?
Not zinc. Nickel. As in electroforming.

I've also been experimenting with anodizing at home, but I have been getting very uneven results with the finishes.
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Wow the nickel plating looks badass.

Might try out that home zinc plating kit.
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Are you using a caustic soda to etch the surface a bit before anodizing?

Nickel electroplating plating kits are cheap, I still have some solution. Don't need much more than a 6V lantern battery or walwart for small parts like this.
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I've been wanting to try those home kits. Link rleete? Or deezums
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I bought my solution from this guy here. The kit is really basic, if you read up on the process you can buy what you need for less elsewhere. The hardest part is making sure the voltage is right, so you don't build up sharp corners too much. I was flipping little square brass blocks quite a bit to get them even.

Nickel Plating Kit w Book DVD | eBay
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I would never do nickel at home. Nickel sulfamate is nasty ****. You do not want that crap in your home.


Edit: that ebay kit is highly illegal to ship. That stuff is toxic as hell. The only thing worse in our plant is the potassium dichromate, which is one step away from Erin Brockovitch stuff.
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Yea i want none of that kind of ****.
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What about the zinc plating?
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I don't think these kits use sulfamate, wouldn't it be nickle sulfate?

Here's another kit, they ship this stuff fine?

Plug N' Plate Nickel Plating Kit
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For $19.99 you can buy the same fitting in 303 stainless from PRL Motorsports . I've had one on my car for over a year.
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For $19.99 you can buy the same fitting in 303 stainless from PRL Motorsports . I've had one on my car for over a year.
Slightly different. The one Sean made is tapped for 1/4npt in one of the ports. But one of those could be adapted to do this also.
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Yea trackspeed is offering the same thing to, but neither is deep enough for the saturn sender tip. I could have modified either but i had the hex laying around and the threading tools.
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Not much new if you search enough... Be careful tightening it up. Because the hex is so big the tendency to put a long wrench on and overtourqe is real. Sucks to pull pieces of broken fittings out of an oil supply.
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Not much new if you search enough... Be careful tightening it up. Because the hex is so big the tendency to put a long wrench on and overtourqe is real. Sucks to pull pieces of broken fittings out of an oil supply.
Yep. I knew about that one too. Just needed something that would work with my temp sender.
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Nice radius on that PRL piece...
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Curlys not gonna let it die, and he's probably right. Aidan, install a larger radius on there.

edit- or send it back to the manufacturer for repair...
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It's common sense when machining. Right angles are not good for something that's constantly head cycled and vibrated. (That's what she said)
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Injuneers love fillets.


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Srs question: do we have documented failures for this particular part?

I figured I'd make Aidan proud and remind ya'll I got mine from eBay
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