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CADMIUM PLUS CLEAR CHROMATE ( CI )
Applicable Industry Spec: ASTM B766, CLASS 5, TYPE III
QQ-P 416 Class 3 Type I & clear Chromate

  • The parts shall be capable of passing a 12 hour salt spray test to white corrosion and a minimum of a 100 hour salt spray test to red rust per ASTM B117.
  • Typically, cadmium plus clear chromate offered by PEM is .0002″ minimum of cadmium applied to all significant surfaces. Significant surfaces exclude such features as threads, holes, deep recesses and bases of angles.
  • A clear chromate conversion coating is applied after cadmium plating.
  • Steel parts requiring embrittlement relief after plating are baked according to industry standards.

CADMIUM PLUS METRIC BLUE CHROMATE ( CB )
Applicable Industry Spec: ASTM B766, CLASS 5, TYPE II
QQ-P 416 Class 3 & clear dyed blue Chromate

  • The parts shall be capable of passing a 12 hour salt spray test to white corrosion and a minimum of a 100 hour salt spray test to red rust per ASTM B117.
  • Typically, cadmium plus metric blue chromate offered by PEM is .0002″ minimum of cadmium applied to all significant surfaces. Significant surfaces exclude such features as threads, holes, deep recesses and bases of angles.
  • A clear chromate conversion coating with blue dye is applied after cadmium plating.
  • Steel parts requiring embrittlement relief after plating are baked according to industry standards.

CADMIUM PLUS OLIVE DRAB CHROMATE ( CO )
Applicable Industry Spec: ASTM B766, CLASS 5, TYPE II
QQ-P 416 Class 3, Type II

  • The parts shall be capable of passing a 150 hour salt spray test to white corrosion and a 200 hour salt spray test to red rust per ASTM B117.
  • Typically, cadmium plus olive drab chromate offered by PEM is .0002″ minimum of cadmium applied to all significant surfaces. Significant surfaces exclude such features as threads, holes, deep recesses and bases of angles.
  • An olive drab chromate conversion coating is applied after cadmium plating.
  • Steel parts requiring embrittlement relief after plating are baked according to industry standards.

CADMIUM PLUS YELLOW CHROMATE ( C )
Applicable Industry Spec: ASTM B766, CLASS 5, TYPE II
QQ-P 416 Class 3, Type II

  • The parts shall be capable of passing a 96 hour salt spray test to white corrosion and a minimum of a 200 hour salt spray test to red rust per ASTM B117.
  • Typically, cadmium plus yellow chromate offered by PEM is .0002″ to minimum of cadmium applied to all significant surfaces. Significant surfaces exclude such features as threads, holes, deep recesses and bases of angles.
  • A yellow chromate conversion coating is applied after cadmium plating.
  • Steel parts requiring embrittlement relief after plating are baked according to industry standards.

CADMIUM WITHOUT FINISH COAT ( CD )
Applicable Industry Spec: ASTM B766, CLASS 5, TYPE I

  • The parts shall be capable of passing a 100 hour salt spray test to red rust per ASTM B117.
  • Typically, cadmium without a finish coat offered by PEM is .0002″ to minimum of cadmium applied to all significant surfaces. Significant surfaces exclude such features as threads, holes, deep recesses and bases of angles.
  • Steel parts requiring embrittlement relief after plating are baked according to industry standards.

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