To those interested in fastener restoration....

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  1. TommyRS70

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    Here's my set up....
    Vinegar electrolyte
    Zinc bar, (source for plating clear zinc)
    Aquarium pump dual (port) for circulation.
    Variable power supply
    Gator leads and copper hangers.
    Dog biscuit tub (cat litter tub) with hinged lid real handy when not in use.
     
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    I will be electoplating theses rear brake pivot pin mounting nuts in copper next. Will be trying out a copper sulfate solution.
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    Nice. While you are doing the copper plating you may want to do the steering column bracket bolts under the dash. They are generally in good shape but they are easy to get to and look great with fresh plating.
    This can also solve some intermittent horn issues. The factory copper plating is barely there and can oxidize over time.

    I wonder why the rear brake pivot nuts are plated? Maybe it helped to have a quick identifier that they were installed which is kind of important.
     

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    Good Idea!
    Strange that a couple pieces are plated copper on the whole car.
     
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    Ye gots a pirate's booty of the hardware der, Chuck! ( Sept 19th, official Speak Like a Pirate Day!)
     
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    I am not having any luck copper plating. What electrolyte and amp settings are you using?
     
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    I'll look it up. I know I used muratic acid. Strong stuff.
     
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    Yes...Muriatic = HCl
     

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