Removing Chrome Plating
Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:10 AM
Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:25 AM
I usually use brake fluid for paint stripping, and I use dishwashing liquid and warm water to clean the stripped body. I've not had any problems yet.
for those who like to use brake fluid for stripping, what do you clean the brake fluid off with?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:58 AM
I use bleach as well & found this puppy to be handy little find.
OK, where can I get one ?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:01 PM
This is just a guess, Greg, but I'd figure you could find that jewerly cleaning jar at a finer jewerly store.
OK, where can I get one ?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:21 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:43 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:29 AM
Why remove it Tom? It acts as a primer for lacquers.
I've found these chrome clear coats are applied pretty thick on most instances where I've removed the chrome and I'm always wanting to get it all off down to the bare plastic to get the detail back. I'm finding the Dawn method to be working for me, but all these suggestions are great.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:25 AM
I didn't have some of the suggested items so I tried some Zep purple degreaser. It works in seconds not minutes. I did all the carbs and radiator parts in a plastic bowl with about 1/2" of the cleaner in it. The chrome just disappeared as I swirled the parts around for maybe 20 seconds.
It take it all the way to bare plastic with no harm to the parts. And boy, are they degreased.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:36 AM
I've had the best luck with Easy-Off oven cleaner.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:06 AM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:01 AM
Sean, please refer to my previous post.
How long is everyone using Dawn power dissolver soaking the parts for?
The parts in front of the bottle were done in about 4 hours.
Those parts required a slight bit of scrubbing with an old toothbrush, if you'd leave parts overnight, the chrome should almost just fall off.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:39 AM
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:01 PM
I'm glad you liked it and glad I could help.
The Dawn Power dissolver works like a charm ! 4 hours just as you claimed. Its gel consistency is nice being it sticks to the plating & works much faster then bleach & oven cleaner. And smells a lot better too
Thanks for the tip.
As a little side note, I had just taken some parts from a project that I put in Power Dissolver a few months ago I had forgotten about, the chrome from them practically dissolved in the Dawn, just a quick wash with some water and the parts looked like they were fresh from the mold and never chromed.
EDIT: Here's a pic of those forgotten parts, the only cleanup was a quick wash off.
Oh, and the engine block also had Tamiya Clear Red painted over the chrome as well! Both disappeared!
Edited by highway, 09 January 2011 - 07:05 PM.