Removing Chrome Plating
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:43 AM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:43 AM
Edited by jamesG, 21 August 2012 - 01:25 AM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:57 AM
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:07 PM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:15 PM
The "subject" was a gluebombed all chrome engine kit.
Edited by Der Bugmeister, 09 September 2012 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:31 AM
It would be interesting to get an explanation for this from someone in the industry so I could devise an approach tailored to each manufacturer.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:54 AM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:34 AM
Why remove it Tom? It acts as a primer for lacquers.
If you look closely at that very shiny base coat that is applied to parts before they are plated (the plating is actually aluminum, which is vaporized in a vacuum tank and transfers almost instantly to the plastic parts), you generally will see that the clear coat has munged, sometimes even obliterated a lot of fine detail. Stripping that clear coat away will reveal, often times, very sharp, clear surface details that you paid good money for.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:07 AM
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:56 AM
get a gallon size zipping bag, drop in object to be stripped and cover with foam
carefully close bag making sure to remove extra air in bag
wait 30 minutes for most chrome/2-3 days for most paint
rinse object-if material still remains repeat process
paint object gloss black and spray with your choice of a clad finish
remember hold airbrush at approx. 60 degree angle during passes
apply 2 very light coats-too much and the reflective quality is diminished
Edited by Mr Dedo, 31 October 2012 - 09:02 AM.