In Reply to: Re: TO30 posted by Steve Dabrowski on March 07, 2017 at 18:52:44:
Wasn't that all painted gray? I believe the machine was assembled and then painted.
That being the case, those bolts would have been sprayed with paint.
Logically, why assemble a machine after it is painted? Your only inviting human damage error from scratches while assembling the machine. Best to assemble and then paint. Also paint is a wonderful rust preventative and chances are that this machine will not need to be worked on inside the warranty period. We don't need rust showing up while under warranty and preferably not for a long time after that.
Since I am assembling a machine on an assembly line and parts are assembled with speed, and since I am painting a finished product, why would I use cadmium plated bolts when a plain bolt, zinc plated at best would work? Why am I spending more money on a bolt just to paint it? That 2 cents per bolt, times 50,000 machines is how much money?
Why am I spending that money to paint it?