From:craig williams
Subject:RE: RE: cad plating Date:Thu Oct 31 21:23:14 2019
Response to:1713
I guess I"ll be on the phone to all suggestions from yall.
What a shame the re-pop fuel lines are of such poor
quality and fit! Thanks for all the help Craig

For future reference:

Richmond Metal Finishers, 506 Maury St, Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 233-8371

Unfortunately, their minimum charge is very high - maybe
$150 - but I forget just how much. I only had a few
pieces, and I was able to negotiate a little, but not

Most places have a $75 or $100 minimum charge, and for
that price you can get a whole motorcycle done.

There are many, many shops that do cadmium plating, but
not around here. Today, cad is pretty much used only in
military and aerospace applications.

Here are a couple of places in the Dallas area:

Texas Precision Plating,, 972-494-

Billmark Plating,, 817-

I had a place in Ohio that did really quick service, great
quality, and only a $50 minimum. They did my entire K-
model for that price. But then they shut down their cad
line and added a second zinc line.

For both chrome and cad, there are plenty of shops that
will do your production run of 10,000 pieces. The number
of shops willing to do small jobs (like a motorcycle) is


BTW, if you ever want to cad plate a stainless steel part,
you first have to do a Wood's Nickel Strike. Cad won't
stick to stainless, so you need an intermediary. I think
I talked to Texas Precision about that, but didn't have it