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becikeja

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01-03-2018 01:25 AM

I have searched and cannot find what I need. I am hoping some of you can point me to a reliable on-line hardware source.

I am looking for: #4-40 black threaded rod – lengths 3.25” and 1.75” but can cut to length if I can find the rod. #4-40 black machine screw – lengths 0.5” and 0.75” #4-40 black wing nuts

Thanks for the guidance.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense


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Mike_in_STL

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 01:27 AM

I would look at McMaster – Carr or Fastenal.

https://www.mcmaster.com/

https://www.fastenal.com/

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 01:32 AM

Steel can be blackened with oil and a torch.

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 01:40 AM



Steel can be blackened with oil and a torch.

Yes it quite easy to do.

- Loren


-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 01:42 AM

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becikeja

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#5 posted 01-04-2018 01:30 AM

I checked with Mcmaster-carr good call but they didn’t have a black option in the size I need.

The Oil and Torch option is interesting, but I have no idea how to pull it off. What type of oil? how do you do it?

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 01-04-2018 02:12 AM

I use BLO. I like to remove the zinc coating first it if it has one. I prefer to soak it in citric acid to remove the zinc, or you can just heat it with a torch to remove it. Then gently heat it with a torch and apply oil with a natural bristle brush. This will ruin the brush, so use a cheapo. You do not want to get the parts glowing red hot, that will take the temper out. Just light heat until the color changes, you can even do it with a heat gun, but it takes longer.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 01-05-2018 01:26 AM

Appreciate the input, I will give it a try this weekend, and see what happens.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 01-05-2018 02:31 AM

Try “Super Blue” or gun blue
Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACpKCYTvgWw;
I’m sure there are tons more
Let us know how it works; if you do the acid thing it’s probably better outside

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#9 posted 01-05-2018 04:58 AM

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becikeja

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#10 posted 01-08-2018 12:50 AM

I found the screws I needed on Mcmaster-Carr. Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately still no luck on the black threaded rod.

I tested the BLO and torch suggestion and above on some old screws. Seemed to work well enough. I’ll order a std. threaded rod, and torch it.

Appreciate everyone’s help.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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