Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Middletown OH USA
I recently had my Brake Booster re-plated. The man at the plating shop seem to know just what was needed. He said I needed gold dichromate #2. I was impressed with his knowledge.
After getting it back, I discovered what I felt was a look I didn't expect. The appreance was one of a dull gold color. It certainly did not look like the ones on the "brakeboosters.com" site.
This past weekend I toured Floyd Garret's "Muscle Car" museum in Sieverville, TN and looked at several ultra low mileage, unrestored originals. Guess what? The boosters on these primo cars look much like mine.
What I am looking to find is, just how should the boosters look? The brakeboosters.com pictures show beautiful glossy boosters, but should they look that way? I'm inclined to think they too pretty for an original look. If "good" looks are all that matter, some people might choose chrome, an anodized finish in the color of thier choice, or something esle fashionable. I want the original look, that is all.
Do any of you have an idea as to what that original look is. Have the boosters on "primo" cars that I saw aged poorly? Perhaps my booster was plated just as it should have been.
Thank You for your help