New Golden Cad System W/Diamond Clear

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    Replicate the look of golden cadmium plating in 3 easy steps 3-step aerosol paint process duplicates the look of golden cadmium plating at a fraction of the price of replacements or re-plating.
    • Superior acrylic enamel
    • Produces the natural yellow-cadmium gloss, with red and green highlights
    • Long-term corrosion protection
    • Includes Diamond Clear Gloss for the finishing touch

    About New Golden Cad System W/Diamond Clear

    Golden Cad - This new acrylic enamel 3-step system has been designed to achieve a more realistic effect than our original Golden Cad System. Withstands temperatures up to 250 degrees F. Produces a natural 30% gloss (90% with Diamond Clear Gloss top coat). Can be used on most parts without expensive replacement or replating. Provides long-lasting protection against corrosion. Includes Gold Base, Red Zinc, Green Zinc and a can of (10200Z) Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal for increased shine and durability. 12 oz net wt. aerosol cans (enough to cover 6 sq. ft.).


    Contents

    This system includes Gold Base, Red Zinc, Green Zinc and Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal all in 12 oz net wt. aerosol cans (also available individually). Enough to cover about 6 square feet.


    Accessories

    For improved adhesion of the Gold Base apply (16014Z) Self Etching Primer.


    Warranty

    Made in the USA. 30 Day Eastwood Warranty.


    Application

    Surface to be coated should be clean and dry. Prime for increased durability. Use Self Etching Primer (16014Z) on clean bare metal. Shake can and apply Golden Cad Base. Allow base to dry for 2 hours before applying steps 2 (Red Zinc) and 3 (Green Zinc). Apply Red and Green at random to best duplicate the look of Golden Cad plating. For enhanced appearance and durability allow coating to dry overnight and apply a coat of Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal (10200Z). Withstands temperatures up to 250 degrees F.


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    It is all in how you prep and use it. (Posted on 7/13/13)
    Review by John
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    I haven't been able to make a part look EXACTLY like real gold cad plating, but with good part prep and proper application I've been able to get pretty darned close. For the price and convenience, I don't think you could do much better. This kit will do a lot of small parts.

    To get as close to a cad look as possible, I find that you have to do the following... First, sand the part to a very shiny bare metal finish with 600 to 1000 grit paper. Then, very lightly mist the gold on there. You don't want to cover all of the bare metal shine. Doing so will give you a part that looks like it was spray-painted gold. Going really light on the gold helps you mimic the iridescent look of cad. .
    Decent when used properly (Posted on 10/7/12)
    Review by E-tek Restorations
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    I've used this a few times now and it's a decent alternative to cad plating - if you practice and take your time! "Dusting" each color AND the clear is key to a good finish as Cad is not overly shiny. Put a light dusting of each component on, then look at it outside before spraying more. I have found that semi-gloss look is best. The red and green will last for 5 boosters, so you just have to buy the gold and clear to do more.
    Not impressed (Posted on 6/16/12)
    Review by tomt_fiat
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    I'm not happy with the results! I followed the instructions and shook the cans vigorously before applying each color and coat. There is much to much flake in the paint to make it look like the real plate finish.
    nice-looking finish for the price; very easy to apply (Posted on 4/23/12)
    Review by CadillacMan
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    I've finished a few engine parts with this system and have achieved good results but with two modifications. 1) Do not apply the gold paint "until full hiding is achieved," as per the instructions. The finish will look more realistic if some of the metallic sheen from the metal surface shows through the gold paint. 2) Do not wait for the gold paint to dry before applying the red and green tints. That way, the red and green colors blend more smoothly into the gold as the paint dries and will have a more realistic cad-plated appearance.

    The diamond clear provides a very smooth finish for painted parts (I've used it on other parts, as well), but seems to take away some of the realistic appearance when applied over the gold/red/green of this system. I applied it over the fuel filter (as the accompanying photos show) as added protection around fuel systems, as I plan to wash my engine frequently.

    Overall, a good system that is very easy to apply that fills the void for a cadmium-plating substitute.
    OK but not great not as expected (Posted on 8/9/11)
    Review by Dynamic 88
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    Looks OK in the bright sunlight. Followed the instructions but did not turn out like the demo video. It just doesn't pop like the video demo unit did and that is what I expected it to look like.
    Very close to real cad, but not quite. (Posted on 11/22/10)
    Review by Jake
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    If you are doing an original concorse resto, this is not for you. But this still is a great product at an attractive price. Follow the instructions properly and you will still have a very attractive part when you are finished. This system will actually preserve your part longer than real gold cad. Again this is another great product for Eastwood.
    Fool the Pros (Posted on 11/6/10)
    Review by Auto Art Restoration
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    Needed a way to gold cad a striker plate without taking it all apart for the shop that plates for me.
    Way to easy to use to achieve results that compare to actually replated hardware to a roving eye.
    My customer was extremely happy with the results as well.
    Thank you Eastwood!!
    The closest to Cad, plating for the Money! (Posted on 2/18/10)
    Review by Red
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    I have used Eastwood's Cad, system for several years now, and I can say That I have nothing but Positive results with this Product. Granted If you want Concourse quality=Then you will spend the money for the real deal. However, if you want a show winner at the local events, and can't afford the process of real Cadmium Plating. This Product is ONLY second to REAL Cadmium Plating. It's worth every Penny!
    Not really Cad...close but you can tell (Posted on 1/11/10)
    Review by Rich
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    I have used also on a couple of drivers and it clearly looks like paint and not true cad. I have also judged cars at large events and this type of coating is a real no no with points deducted....again for a true show car. If you are going for a real show look, you need authentic cad, not paint. However...it would look ok for local shows where they really don't care too much in many cases. Easy to use and goes on nice..
    Eastwoods gold cad works as good as plating (Posted on 9/6/09)
    Review by TOM
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    With two best of shows and many 1st place wins I have never plated anything under the hood. With the help of Eastwoods gold cad and some practice you will be able to make plating a thing of the past. it dont fade or oxidize and is easly cleaned and looks like new after two years on the show circuit. this is one great product that works.

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