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Old 24th April 2018
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Here are some cad plated shock parts I received back from Colorado Plating today. The price for plating these parts, including shipping, was $200. So far, I am pleased.

Our more local plater quit doing cad, and I've had issues with a barrel cad plater up north. The problem is their cad streaks badly the first time it gets wet.

This cad has a chromate seal. I believe this is the same process used by Colony, and if you've ever used their parts you know their cad is more durable than most cad plating these days.

The surface of this cad does not look fuzzy, like most cad. I believe due to the chromate seal. This company specializes in aircraft parts plating and does not use brighteners. The color is very good.
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Moonie -- thanks for sharing! I used this company for my 59H when they were still aero propeller. Cost was about the same.

After four riding seasons -- the cad still looks great. The only part that has shown any wear is the rear brake pedal. The very corner has turned "shiny" from my boot, but otherwise, it looks GREAT.
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thank's for the name drop,and recommendation.i wonder if any of your collection has rear shocks on them now.
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thank's for the name drop,and recommendation.i wonder if any of your collection has rear shocks on them now.
LOL, I am assembling shocks for the 65, the 59, the 57 and the 56 KHK. Disassembled about seven sets of shocks, so I should have the cad for a couple of the other bikes as well. Motors for these bikes are all done, so I will probably do wheels next.

The first set we did was on my 66 XLH rider, and you've seen pictures of that bike. I had some NOS pieces and didn't have to wait for the cad on that one.
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