Why is it that cad plated metric nuts are impossible to find?!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by bpu699, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. bpu699

    bpu699 F1 World Champ
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    Every hardware store I go to have standard cad plated screws, nuts, etc. Dirt cheap.

    I can't find cad plated metric bolts/nuts/etc anywhere. Tried the net, Mcmaster, etc. A few places carry odds and ends, but rather than 2 cents per nut, its 28 cents each. Now, these nuts don't know that they are going on a they shouldn't cost this much! ;)

    Don't any import cars use cad plated nuts/bolts? Anywhere in the universe???

    If anyone has a secret source, please share. The SS and zinc nuts/bolts just don't have the same eefct on the engine bay's appearance....
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  3. Peter

    Peter F1 Veteran
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    Are you talking about the gold-coloured cadmium finish? Usually lower grade bolts - which are the most common and that's why they're found at your typical hardware store - come in the silver, zinc-plated finish. You'll need to find a true, industrial fastener supplier who'll carry heavier-duty grades (like 10.9, 12.9 and 14.9) and more than likely some of those come in gold-cad.
  4. 2NA

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    Tim Keseluk
    Try Fastenal. They sell them in bags of 50 or 100.
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  6. bpu699

    bpu699 F1 World Champ
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    Thanks guys, I will try these places...
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  8. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Anothe rplace ot give a shot is . Great company that we have been using for over ten years. Great quality and service. Hope this helps.
  9. sandersja

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    Jan 16, 2003
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    John Sanders
    Just for the (search) record... This place in the Denver area has been very good when ever I needed something:
    AAA Metric Supply Inc.

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