Removing Chrome Plating
Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:49 PM
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:24 PM
The Fume Free doesn't do a dang thing and it's a real waste of time! :x
What I like best about the Easy Off is that it will also take off the clear lacquer that the model companies use in the plating process. I'm not sure the CSC or Westley's does that.
As with all these products MAKE SURE you're wearing rubber gloves as each of these products are nasty to your skin!
Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:07 PM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:11 AM
Definitely use rubber gloves for removing the stripped parts from the CSC bath. Auto parts stores usually have "solvent gloves" that are rubber and fairly inexpensive that are made to protect from all sorts of nasty chemicals.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 06:49 AM
unfortunately they seem to have changed the formula in california and the new stuff doesnt remove paint half as well as it used to. so last time i was in reno i bought some jugs there and its back to its true strength.
the "california" (and some other states too im sure) stuff still does the job on chrome plating and fast too.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 08:20 AM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:02 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:38 PM
Casey, the CSC works pretty good, but I prefer Westley's Bleche White (a whitewall cleaner). Neither one will harm the plastic.
I bit the bullet and bought some Bleche White. How long should I let it sit in there before all the chrome is gone and I can paint the parts?
Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:37 AM
As the others have noted, the chrome comes off in a very short time, but the clear coat under the chrome can take several days. I usually just leave the clear on there if it isn't messed up. (Sometimes they put it on kinda thick or even get runs in it!).
Make sure you wear the rubber gloves, and wash the parts off really well with clear water, and let them dry completely before you try and paint them.
Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:48 AM
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 02:15 PM
Got some wheels stripping as I type this.
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