OK. So I will be taking another large batch of bolts, etc for Cadmium Plating in the near future and want to take a novelty or display item like I did the valve cover you see below. It was a bit rough, and I had ground the wire tabs off and was going to just paint and outline the script and throw up on the garage, but thought it would be neat to see it Cadmium plated. I thought it turned out pretty good, at least in the garage and not in an art museum! LOL. So now, I want to do something different. I know since they dip in Muriatic acid it needs to be steel andn not aluminum. I'm almost thinking of dong a hubcap just for the kicks and grins and maybe outlining it... just don't know. Keep in mind I'm paying by the pound and want something relatively light weight for the rack plating? Any thought?
ps. Yes I have had some cool Elvis plates in the past.. in fact I have had THE Elvis plate - ELVIS for about 15 years it of course goes on the Elvis-Scalade! LOL!
Im thinking something in interior. Horn surround? Turn signal lever? Shift lever? Ignition key bezel?
63 levers or 64 HM levers would be good.. no rubber caps on the end. I kinda like the horn shroud (surround). I did add a couple of the 64 glove box door Cadillac badges in the bins. I guess I want something big enough to display on the wall or shelf like the valve cover. The horn shroud has potential.
Now Jason, you're starting to become the King Midas of Cadmium : )
This has been a venture 24 years (and 53 parts cars) in the making! LOL
Thought i would pop back on this thread. I dropped off another huge batch of Cadillac Metal to get the King Midas Cadmium treatment on Feb 6 and thought I would share the last thing I grabbed for the metal stash before we rolled out on Feb 6 toward Winston-Salem to drop off the goods - I basically grabbed the mail box off the front of our old house and thru it into one of the bins! We have one of those brass plated mail boxes on the front porch and guess it is about as old as we have been in the house.. about 25 or so years and was showing some wear. Anyway, it will get the brass treatment. For kicks and grins I thru in a couple of those 64 glove box door "Cadillac" bages, and I think I put a hub cap crest or two in there, not to sell but just to display somewhere or some how. I almost grabbed a hubcap I had converted into a light way back by drilling a hole through the center but decided that woudl wait. I was surprised at the weight I had collected for the 2nd batch.. it felt like more than the 1st batch which was 396 lb! Anyway, I hope to get the gold bling back in a few weeks and start sorting through that batch!