New Golden Cad System W/Diamond Clear

    New Golden Cad System W/Diamond Clear

    Product Review (submitted on April 23, 2012):

    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.