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chrome?
« on: Thu Oct, 01, 2009, 01:13:PM »
what would be the best way to take chrome off of parts? i am building an old honda hatchback tuner and i wanna take the chrome off the wheels and paint them. the obvious answer would be to sand it off but i know there has to be some chemical that will disolve it or something. Or can i just paint right over the chrome?
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #1 on: Thu Oct, 01, 2009, 02:53:PM »
Westley's Bleech White.   Works like a champ. Pour it into a bowl then put in the parts and let them soak.  
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #2 on: Thu Oct, 01, 2009, 09:39:PM »
Soak the parts in Coka Cola for a couple or three days. You will have to weigh the parts down however, the plastic will want to float.

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Re: chrome?
« Reply #3 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 01:01:AM »
interesting thank you very much?
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #4 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 02:10:AM »
interesting thank you very much?

Coca Cola, its a really bad method. Use Easy off oven cleaner, spray it into a zip lock bag (held away from your face) containing the parts and massage them from the outside. This method will only take minutes and will not be sticky like Coke.

Coke dosent work well anyway.
 
Trust me. Easy off is the way to go! :)
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #5 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 04:26:AM »
No trust me use Westley's Bleech White...it works perfect...ha ha ha...i've only used easy off to remove cosmoline off an old garand i refurbished, never tried it on chrome parts. With Westley's they werent sticky either. Either way i guess dont use Cola. Cool thing about this hobby...you always learn something new in every post.
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #6 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 10:59:AM »
I say oven cleaner because it will be much easier and more commonly available. Either way, its your decision. If this dude claims it works then it must work...
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #7 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 11:02:AM »
well coke is all i happen to have off hand when i get some extra cash i will pick up some oven cleaner. im ganna try the coke first just cause im curious to see if it actually works.
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #8 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 11:49:AM »
Simple Green works well also. Straight Ammonia works, but is obviously hard on the lungs. It is what I have used in the past, but I am almost out, so my next bottle will be Simple Green cleaner.

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Re: chrome?
« Reply #9 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 12:49:PM »
Tell us how it goes...i'm curious of the results

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Re: chrome?
« Reply #10 on: Fri Oct, 02, 2009, 03:42:PM »
I've used the coke in the past (to strip the chrome off of some for the parts on my Polar Lights D-7 kit). As I said before, it's not the fastest method, it strips chrome in days vs. hours (I'm sure the wheel cleaner and Easy off will work WAY faster) but coke is inexpensive, and it's not noxious smelling. If you do try it, just be patient. The stickyness can be removed with a warm water wash.

I originally read about this method on the Starship Modeller website:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/mp_cola.htm

I had sucess with it, let us all know how it goes for your build.

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Re: chrome?
« Reply #11 on: Mon Oct, 05, 2009, 04:12:PM »
its been about three days since i put my parts in the coke i just checked them and it appears to be working im ganna give it another day or two just to be sure.
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #12 on: Tue Oct, 06, 2009, 01:51:PM »
Can you post a picture of the parts? Just so everyone can see how much chrome has been removed in the time that it has been soaking.

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Re: chrome?
« Reply #13 on: Tue Oct, 06, 2009, 02:55:PM »
i will eventually im having camera issues at the moment
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Re: chrome?
« Reply #14 on: Thu Oct, 08, 2009, 02:31:AM »
ok so sadly i dont have any pics but i gotta say the coke worked out pretty good. it took most of the chrome just took a little sanding to get the rest and now my wheels are good to go  :)
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