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.