Protecting Parts With The Black Oxide Process

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By Kevin Munson

The black oxide process is a very cost effective way to protect small parts like nuts, bolts and brackets from rusting. Every automobile manufacturer uses this process on their vehicles. It is a very simple process that anyone can do. The Eastwood Company sells a kit for $40, and includes everything you will need.
  • Start with your rusty or dirty parts.
  • Clean them up, sandblasting is the best method.
  • Dip the parts into the Blackening solution for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Rinse parts of with water (Distilled water recommended)
  • Dip parts in Sealant for 2-3 minutes, shake off excess.
  • Let parts dry, usually overnight.

That’s all there is to it, now your parts will be permanently protected from rust and look great as well.

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