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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:17 PM
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Smile anybody ever done Galvanized capping for NAS 90

I have heard horror stories of bulk heads being warped and was wondering if there is a different process for light metal like cappings

I would hate to send the capping to the galvanizer and have them be destroyed..
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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:22 PM
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They might be too big but some places use a centrifugal system for smaller parts. I'm about to do my cappings as well and I'm not too worried, there is a lot of structure to them and I think would be less likely to warp. As well the faces are quite small and less likely to get wavy.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:27 PM
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Do not use V and S Galvinising www.hotdipgalvinising.com if you want all of your parts returned, or if you want the parts they don't lose to be usable, or if you want them to take any responsibility for the work they screw up.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:53 PM
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Go for it! I wouldn't worry about warping at all. I have had multiple bulkheads dipped with nothing but a piece of angle iron bolted between the bottom of the posts no problems. All capping, etc. and frame too... no problems.

The only pain is the left over zinc you have to grind off in places and holes to drill out and tap if needed.

I've only used pacific Galvanizing in Oakland, CA.... that said everything was returned as it was supposed to.
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Shouldn't be a problem with cappings. Take before pics of everything you bring as you drop it off right in front of the receiving guy. I've had 2 loads done at Oakland on 1 they bent the bulkhead by catching a corner on something and just lifting it up with the hoist. I had before pics and after pics. They made good on having a body shop straighten the bulkhead.
Don't just do the cappings as they charge by weight and usually have a min weight. Do everything steel you can, brackets, pedal towers, pedals, radiator support panel, spring perches,...etc The smalls they will put in a perforated bucket and dip then spin dry larger stuff gets wired together.

As for removing excess galvy, heat it up with a propane torch and wipe with a wet rag. I put throwaway bolts in all the threads I wanted to save, just heat the bolt to soften the galvy and remove.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 08:49 PM
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Didn't evilfij have literally everything galvanized?
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I had a set done back along and came out real good
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I had no issues with the cappings. They turned out well. .
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Do not use V and S Galvinising www.hotdipgalvinising.com if you want all of your parts returned, or if you want the parts they don't lose to be usable, or if you want them to take any responsibility for the work they screw up.
Had a similar experience with V and S many moons ago.
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Mine turned out great. Much less warping than my bulkhead.
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Had 4 sets done over the years and no warping the the cappings they all turned out great.

2 bulkheads I had dipped had some slight waves in them but nothing structural
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I had no issues with the cappings. They turned out well. .
Paul that stuff looks great...... are you going to use it : )

I have 2 frames that I will be dipping a 300 tdi frame and an NAS frame so I have the weight any recommendation in the Boston area?
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Old September 13th, 2015, 11:06 AM
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Haha. Already painted and installed

Sorry got it done down here don't know who to use up there

If you have time I'm doing another run. If you ship me your oarts I can have them done with mine, but it will be a while
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Old September 13th, 2015, 11:11 AM
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Thanks Paul... since im doing the 2 frames I will put it with that lot.. did they need to be bare metal to dip?
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My galvanizer does not prep the material before the process so I have to have mine Chem dipped and blasted prior. Chem dip is great for chassis bc it gets inside and out. Some Galvi companies will do the prep, it all depends.
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