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    Removing chrome

    I'm sure this has been discussed in passing in other threads but I thought a tread dedicated to this could be useful.

    I want to strip the chrome off a Vamo for a project I have in mind. Yes, I know I can bust out the elbow grease but I was wondering if anyone has had any success with other methods of removing chrome from brass.

    A google search suggested a few methods. I tried soaking in brake fluid. Didn't even touch the edges.

    Any suggestions?

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    What about a wire brush wheel, that you stick on a bench grinder?
    Move along!!! Nothing to see here.

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    I'm sure that would work, and I'm pretty sure it's going to come down to some sort of abrasion method like that if I can't find some sort of accessible chemical stripping solution.

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    I've read before that if you leave it in a glass of coke for like 24hrs it will be removed.
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    Because I trust no-one Who tells me FACTS with no proof

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    Next stop, oven cleaner

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    A citric acid bath will strip chrome quite well, if you leave it for several days. The stronger the solution the quicker it will work.

    Found this out the hard way when cleaning brass that had what i thought was stainless steel attachments.

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    Cheers,

    I'll give that a go

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    Coke and Citric Acid are a tad weak but the right mix of Draino(Caustic Soda) and water will do the job to get the chrome off.

    Make sure to take the usual precautions with ventilation,eyeware,gloves etc and also if you don't know how to mix them safely then research!

    I'd hate to see anyone cop a facefull of Caustic Solution and take no responsibility for giving this advice.

    Scotchbrite pads will come in handy after that. It's all I ever used to shine Copper before silver soldering.

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    Cheers Mushman

 

 
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