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New vs. Reground cams Part II.

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Well Nitrating is done on all of your major hotdogs: Armour, Ball Park, etc.. NITRIDING is a hardening process just as parkerizing is.


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Nitriding hardens the cam surface. Parkerizing puts down a magnanese oxide layer that allows better break-in and oil retention on startup.

They are different processes that accomplish different things. Parkerizing does not make a large difference in surface hardness.

Cams in general are either hardened and carburized or hardened and nitrided. Just depends on the process and material of cams. Parkerizing is ususally a last step process to allow better breakin.


P.S. Just had to deal with a ton of this stuff at work

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