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Eastwood Golden CAD Complete Kit

The Eastwood Golden CAD Kit allows you to easily replicate the look of Golden CAD plating on your parts and hardware.
The Eastwood Golden CAD Kit allows you to easily replicate the look of Golden CAD plating on your parts and hardware.
Eastwood Golden CAD Complete Kit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 54.
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The Eastwood Golden CAD Kit allows you to easily replicate the look of Golden CAD plating on your parts and hardware.

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Eastwood Golden CAD Complete Kit

Product Overview:

Description

The Eastwood Golden CAD Kit allows you to easily replicate the look of Golden CAD plating on your parts and hardware.

  • Easy to use 3-step kit
  • Works on many components
  • Economical
  • Replicates the look of Golden CAD plating

Use the Golden CAD kit to replicate the look of Golden Cad plating. This kit is economical and easy to use. It’s just a three-step process that you can do in your own driveway. Lay down the golden base and then use the red and green to lightly tint the part. This achieves the perfect “new” look for brake boosters, caliper brackets, striker plates and more. You spend so much time and money on performance components and paint, this is an easy way to cover the smallest details and make your project complete. Easily customize and restore parts and hardware on your automotive projects without the big cost. The complete kit includes one 12oz can of golden tin, one 3.5oz can of red tint and one 3.5oz can of green tint.

Warranty

90 Day

In the Box

Contents

  • (1) 12oz can of golden tint
  • (1) 3.5oz can of red tint
  • (1) 3.5oz can of green tint

Guides & Accessories

Safety Information

Read and understand the instructions for this product before using. Always wear proper safety equipment when using this product.

Accessories

Eastwood Golden CAD Complete 3-Step Parts and Hardware Kit 12 oz Red 3.5 oz Golden 3.5 oz Green Tint

Application Tips

Easy To Use 3-Step Kit

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last a good long time. I got this to do my headlight acculators on my 68 corvette back in early 2002ish & it still has the gold on the bottom of the units, to last 15 yrs. + says a lot & it did look very good , I hope they haven't changed anything, & I would suggest the clear also for added durability.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works!! Worked great! Just as Described! Use your own judgment and creativity.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product , great coverage Bought a cadium spray kit, quality paint looks good
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I had my doubts about this product. But after using it I have to say it worked extremely well. I shot the rag joint knuckle to look gold cad plated. It sits below the brake booster and is brand new and gold cad plated. Pretty tough to tell the difference Because I'm cheap I'll probably buy a can of gold rusoleum and some red and green and give it a try the next time. May not work but at 18 bucks it's worth a try.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I used my kit again after purchasing it over 10 years ago to redo some snowblower control rods. There is an art to applying this kit to get the results desired but the outcome is great. You can definitely clear coat the parts and I would suggest that. My kit is older and the paint didn't let me down. The diamond clear is the way to go but almost any clear will work with this paint.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Golden Cad system W/ Diamond Clear Purchase this system to refinish worn original Cad Plating on rear sway bar and connecting links . Follow directions especially.in regard to temperatures and you will be amazed at the results!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I used this on my resto of a 74 challenger and it worked great looks as close to new
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great kit EASY TO USE AND OUTCOME IS GREAT. PRODUCT IS NOT GOING TO SATISFY THOSE UPPITY PERFECTIONISTS BUT FOR THE NORMAL RESTORE IT'S GREAT.
Date published: 2013-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is all in how you prep and use it. 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. .
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fool the Pros 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!!
Date published: 2010-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The closest to Cad, plating for the Money! 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!
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stuff The golden cad kit excellent, as is everything else I have used from Eastwood. It does a fine job of simulating the cad finish on power brake boosters, etc. I recommend it as an alternative to cadnium plating.
Date published: 2010-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied Excellent product. I used this as an alternative to plating my booster as time did not permit me to send it off and get it serviced. I was pleasantly surprised by the results and the ease of use and short time invested in spraying booster was appreciated. Would recommend this product as an alternative to plating to anyone interested in comparable results at a minimul investment of time and effort.
Date published: 2010-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwoods gold cad works as good as plating 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.
Date published: 2009-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable solution to Cad plating Works pretty well. Takes a little practice to get look desired and only time will tell how long paint will last. All in all good value and if you have researched the cost of cad/zinc plating hands down a good solution.
Date published: 2022-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from suprised i looked at this before and was concerned it had too much of a spray bombed appearance. upon getting it and painting a few things and practicing with it, i'm glad I got it. clearing it helps with a shine, but the dull look is reasonable well too. I mixed it with some nos parts and works well together. perfect for working sensors and relays which work but otherwise look old and rusty. the brake booster looks great, but to the right person, you can tell its painted, so its down to $225 for a booster or the $50.00 and you can detail a lot of irreplaceable items.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Substitute It’s an adequate substitute for the real thing. After purchasing the satin clear, I opted to purchase aftermarket ClearKote Gloss for a more realistic finish.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product, unbalanced quantity The golden cad system works pretty good. The 12oz can covers about three carburetors if done right, but there is FAR too much red and green tint left after the gold is depleted with NO option to order more gold. Its a waste of product to keep ordering the three cans even though it does a great job for a faux plated look. Sadly there is nothing else on the market that I have found that compares to this look.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Final product looks good This stuff is super easy to use and the end result looks great. Time will tell on durability and that is the only reason I don't give 5 stars
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had a problem with step 1 The nozzle kept getting clogged. Step 2 & 3 were ok. Finish came out good though.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent alternative to Cad Plating I restore Toyota Land Cruisers, and there are a fair share of Cad plated components involved. The Golden CAD product line replicates the original Cad finish accurately. Initial coverage of the Golden Cad step one is slow, but finally comes to life. the tints are exceptional.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks good on carbuerator I got good results when rebuilding Quadrajet carb. It looked close to other original plating. It is not plating. So it does look different up close. But from a few feet away you cannot tell the difference in the carb body. I also used it on a vacuum actuator motor for the windshield wiper cover panel. There it is very visible, looks good, but does not look like a plated part. Overall I am pleased with the results.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great result, Great value Restored my booster and reservoir cap with this product. It looks as close to an original cad finish as possible at 20% of the price of a new unit.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Golden Cad Kit I love the Cad Kit from Eastwood. It works perfectly, but be aware that after you paint an item it won't closely match anything else that is 'factory' cad under your hood. For example, I re-coated my Camaro's brake booster and it now looks nothing like the cad plated master cylinder lid directly in front of it. I even stripped off the kit and started over by spraying a chrome base underneath the Cad kit first. Better, but not a perfect match. You might have to paint it all to match or spend the extra money to buy it all cad from the factory, the very reason you chose to purchase this kit in the first place. To save money.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cad spray I am restoring a 73 pontiac. You can not get a brake booster for them. I had to go this route and it worked awsome.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Result Buy this in kit form with the diamont clear coat. It is the clear coat that is the finishing touch. I started with 44 year old part and they look new again. It takes a little practice, but the results are worth it. I will continue using this product. Thanks Eastwood for anothe great product.
Date published: 2011-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very close to real cad, but not quite. 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.
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh- this is not the solution for CAD results Its a “two can” process and its paint. I djd nit have good success with even spraying.
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a fan of this product I have used silver paint, yellow and red (competitor) tints and have had more realistic results for much less money.
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent when used properly 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.
Date published: 2012-10-07
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Questions & Answers

can this product be used on an aluminum wheel ?

Asked by: cnc1
This can certainly used on an aluminum wheel.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-12-19

How long does each step take to "fully cure" before the next step can be started?

Asked by: Pantera1889
When each step becomes tack free you can go on to the next coat.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-12-12

Do you wait for the gold to dry before applying the red & green tint?

Asked by: Reacher
The gold has to fully cure before applying the red and green tint.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-12-11

If I just want the gold color, do I still need to lightly apply the red and green tints?

Asked by: kyus
You do not have to apply the second tints. It is perfectly acceptable to just apply the golden color.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-11-29

Could I use this on fender bolts and stuff like that is would it chip off?

Asked by: Jimmy
While you can certainly use this on fender bolts, it is possible it would be chipped off when you put them back on as with any non catalyzed paint.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-10-02

Can I use this to paint dual master cylinder? Will it hold up to brake fluid on the brake master cylinder? Will it hold up to heat in the engine bay?

Asked by: Johnny MacK
While you can paint your master cylinder this product is not designed to withstand brake fluid like our Brake gray. Since this product is designed to be used on brake boosters it will certainly handle the temperatures in the engine bay.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-10-02

Are you from USA?I am from Romania,Europe...can I buy this kit from Europe?

Asked by: Cristian
You would need to check with local international distributors to see if any have it. The list can be found here: https://www.eastwood.com/customer-service-onepage
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-01-25

Would this product be considered to have low VOC levels?

Asked by: Charlotte1
Our Golden CAD meets 2017 MIR Standards.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-01-23

Looking to use this on carb linkage  along with the carb renew.  Will it hold up to fuel? and do you recommend a clear over both? 

Asked by: G mon
This product is not designed to be fuel resistant.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-04-26

Can this be used on an oil pan and valve covers- concerned about the heat ?

Asked by: Shooter308
This paint is only rated to about 200F.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-12-27

Can I use this over rust encapsulator?

Asked by: Bob78
This product can certainly be used over our Encapsulator.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-09-29

Can we just buy the gold???

Asked by: Sscfrady
Unfortunately this product is only available as a complete kit.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-08-26

I ordered and received the green zinc , All I need are the other two zinc coatings. How can I order the gold and red coatings?

Asked by: Larr
These replication paints are offered as a kit only at this time.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-04-09

can/should a clear coat be used over this?

Asked by: james G
You certainly can use a clear over top for a very realistic appearance. If you do we recommend our Diamond clear.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2018-01-28

What is the coverage of his product?

Asked by: Josep
This covers roughly about 10 sq. ft.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2018-01-28

Why is the Diamond Clear for BARE METAL recommended as a topcoat here? Since the surfaces are painted with the kit's contents, wouldn't Diamond Clear for PAINTED SURFACE be more appropriate?

Asked by: RobH
The Diamond Clear for bare metal gives the Golden Cadmium kit a more realistic appearance.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2015-07-30

Do you recommend wet sanding the color before applying the clearcoat? I have the color on, but the finish could be a little more smooth.

Asked by: Suprdan
No you can not wet sand the paint. You can with the clear.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-07-08

WILL THE GOLD CAD HOLD UP ON THE CALIPER BRACKET WITH THE HEAT.

Asked by: Carey
The kit is only rated for 250 degrees. It would be up in the air depending on how you drove the car. I would say, no.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2014-12-10
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Eastwood Golden CAD Complete Kit
$62.99
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