Zinc Plating Carb Parts

The two straps that hold the carbs together on this old bike had some corrosion on them. Since I managed to drop and break one of the floats  while rebuilding the carbs, I had some time to consider plating those parts while I wait for the replacement float to arrive.  After researching DIY zinc plating  I decided it didn’t look that hard.  It wasn’t!

I’m so pleased with the results that I’m now looking around and asking “What else can I plate?”.

On the carbs I plated the front and rear straps, and the cable clamp bracket.

I’ve created a separate page that describes how to do this.

This was cleaned and polished less than a month ago. The rust has already returned.
Zinc Plated and Polished. I don’t expect it to rust again for a long time