Lotus Elan

alloy bearing carrier finish

PostPost by: rdssdi » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:46 pm

In an effort to prevent corrosion and dissimilar metal electrolysis, I chose to finish the bare alloy on rear bearing carriers. These are from a TVR but the principals would remain the same. I did not do this with my +2 carriers.

I washed with aluminum prep, treated with Alodine the thoroughly rinsed and dried. I then sprayed with zinc chromate and a top coat of silver enamel. I left the bearing surfaces bare (except for the Alodine conversion) and left only the zinc chromate in holes.

Bob
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