stripping chrome parts
Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:03 AM
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:48 AM
I use household, generic brand ammonia. I get it from the local hardware store. Windex will also work in a pinch, but it costs more and has less ammonia in it.
It'll usually strip the "chrome" off of any plastic within 5 minutes; usually less.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:33 AM
wait ten minutes swirl it around, wait a few more minutes, then wash off with dawn dish soap/air dry on dish rack or compressor, and go to town
I want to strip and color paint some chrome bumpers. Best way?
Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:44 PM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:37 PM
Me? I just use a generic brand of bleach and works great for most everything I've stripped. No nasty fumes or being caustic, and it won't attack the plastic.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:25 PM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:45 PM
i use it and it strips the chrome off in less then 30 mins
Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:31 PM
I joined the site the other day just so I could ask this very question...
I knew I had come to the right place... You guys rock.
Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:57 AM
stuff is fantastic...not only does it remove the chrome but also the clear nasty stuff underneath the chrome,
it takes it right down to the plastic
I've removed chrome from almost every model company out-there and so far it has not attacked (melted) the plastic
it will usually last 4-6 months in a small air tight tupperware container...just drop the chrome parts in close the lid and depending on the kit manufacturer, the chrome is gone in an hour or two.
rinse with warm water and away you go....
Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:34 PM
DOT3 brake fluid also works. Not as well and takes a longer time.
Between the two there isn't a chrome part made that cannot be striped.
Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:28 PM
Super Clean works best for me, $7 at Walmart for a 5 gallon jug
I need to shop at your Wal-Mart. I pay 7 bucks for 1 gallon of Super Clean at the Wal-Mart here.
Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:05 PM
And when I got done, I added equal parts tap watter to it and cleaned the kitchen
Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:00 PM