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Head Bolts

Postby Scomcgr » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Does anyone know where I can get some extremely nice and shinny head bolts? Nicer than the standard. I am looking for the stainless steel look if I can get it but yet still at a Grade 8 strength for torquing. Thank you.

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Re: Head Bolts

Postby Barnyard » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:37 pm

Check with your local hardware store. They can order them. Ain't gonna be cheap!
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Re: Head Bolts

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Maybe Fastenal?

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Re: Head Bolts

Postby inairam » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:26 pm

The last head bolts I got were grade 9 from McMaster Carr. The long bolts are a little long and I ground them shorter. Remember to put on a nut before your grind to clean the threads.

I do not know how to get the heads to look like stainless. If it really is important to you, you can look at Cerakote Coatings. It is used a lot on guns and come in a lot of colors. It is technical coating. You may be best to have the work done. https://www.cerakotehightemp.com/resource/locator/

Some are air dry. The oven dry cure temps are low ~ 250 degrees F so it should not mess up the heat treat of the bolts. The operating temperature limit is high ~ 1000-1200.
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