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which part might you be talking about?
 

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It looks like the Eastwood Copy Cadmium paint to me. I have some parts painted with it and they look good and seem durable. Application of the paint is "technique" sensitive however. It's easy to make it look like crap.
 

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The gold finish is zinc plating that has been yellow normalised, they electroplate the parts first and then in another step convert the surface of the zinc layer into zinc chromate which is gold colored.

The arms are dull because they have been sandblasted, if you wire brush the parts and scrub them with steel wool before having them coated they will shine like the sway bar bushing straps
 

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what are you doing scoping out american cars and parts? Wanna go to euskirchen? LOL :D

I have a lot of stuff plated the same way @ a local plant. All the gold colored parts on my car are yellow normalized plating. Usually I have stuff replated also as soon as I get them, like motor mounts, tranny mounts, sway bar hardware...that kind of stuff (even brake shields) because the plating they come with is usually very crappy and thin.
 

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It looks like the Eastwood Copy Cadmium paint to me. I have some parts painted with it and they look good and seem durable. Application of the paint is "technique" sensitive however. It's easy to make it look like crap.

:agree: Just look at that sway bar!:laughing:
 

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that sway bar doesn't look like crap, it's just a little pitted...was probably rusty before plating. Anyway, it sure looks like it's upside down from the angle of the ends. A sure way to bend the frame horns
 

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what are you doing scoping out american cars and parts? Wanna go to euskirchen? LOL :D

I have a lot of stuff plated the same way @ a local plant. All the gold colored parts on my car are yellow normalized plating. Usually I have stuff replated also as soon as I get them, like motor mounts, tranny mounts, sway bar hardware...that kind of stuff (even brake shields) because the plating they come with is usually very crappy and thin.
Yeah I was checking out their stuff

I do want to go to Germany or Netherlands one day though ;)

Not many places do plating anymore. Damn EPA
 

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that sway bar doesn't look like crap, it's just a little pitted...was probably rusty before plating. Anyway, it sure looks like it's upside down from the angle of the ends. A sure way to bend the frame horns

I highly doubt they plated it in the as found condition, looks PAINTED to me.
 
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