Removing Chrome Plating
Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:59 PM
I've been using Drano and Liquid Plumber and it works 99% of the time.sometimes I have to leave the parts in for a nite or two.But for the most part it usually works any where from minutes to1-2 hrs.
The problem I was having was the undercoating,but this usually comes off with soap and water...
For the most part no complaints but I might try some of the above ideas...
Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:29 AM
Edited by Skydime, 12 January 2011 - 08:30 AM.
Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:34 AM
I would also hope for recommendations for pinned subjects in the Tutorials section for many other subjects that keep reappearing, such as:
How to use BMF
How do you make hinges?
Best primers and paints?
How to strip paint?
And you know the rest.
One of the problems is that this site has a totally useless search function, and it makes no sense to direct newbies to it. scaleautomag.com has an excellent search function, and I would direct people there.
Edited by sjordan2, 12 January 2011 - 11:43 AM.
Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:02 PM
This should probably be the subject for a poll, but here's what members stand by for chrome stripping (in alphabetical order):
Brake fluid - Castrol Super Clean (CSC_ etc)
Dawn Power Dissolver
Easy Off oven cleaner - original yellow can
Oven-Off oven cleaner
Window cleaner with Ammonia
Zep purple degreaser
Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:54 PM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:03 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:37 AM
Works for me!
Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:33 AM
Just my 2 cents.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:10 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:43 PM
Sometimes the "purple stuff" will remove the clear undercoat, sometimes it doesn't. I use Chameleon paint stripper to get the tuff stuff.
No matter what method one uses for stripping chrome, the clear lacquer coating on the part still remains. After stripping chrome, I soak the part in Scalecoat Paint Remover (found at most model railroading oriented hobby shops.) It takes that off cleanly and quickly. Testors' ELO also works but not quite as efficiently. Once you take the lacquer layer off, its ready for paint.
Just my 2 cents.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:26 PM
These were sort of "forgotten", and this was after maybe a week or two.
When I finally was ready for the engine in my project, all it took was a quick rinse with water to look like this, no scrubbing involved!
Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:31 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:03 AM
what is the best way to strip chrome without damaging the parts,,,,,any help guys,,,,,,,thanks ,,,,,jr
drano and liquid plumber also...sometimes in less than a minute...
Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:08 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 01:12 PM
AMT chrome is normally a bit harder to strip than Revell
Edited by JTRACING, 02 May 2011 - 01:13 PM.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:58 AM
amt chrome can take up to an hour,, everything else goes pretty quick.
I figure everyone has bleach..and it's cheap !
it won't remove the clear undercoat but thats easily sanded if necessary
Edited by scalenut, 03 May 2011 - 08:59 AM.