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  1. Scott D's Avatar
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    Apr 2, 2013, 11:16 AM - Removing Chrome Plating From The No. 1 Mk. 1 #1

    This has been in the safe for almost 13 years now. It will eventually be an ESB version.

    Has anyone here de-chromed one of these and how did you do it?

    I once read that soaking it in brake fluid might work.

    I have access to a bead blaster, but I was thinking that might rough up the surface.



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    Apr 2, 2013, 11:20 AM - Re: Removing Chrome Plating From The No. 1 Mk. 1 #2

    No idea how good these methods are, but they do mention brake fluid as one of them:
    3 Ways to Remove Chrome Plating - wikiHow
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    Apr 2, 2013, 11:24 AM - Re: Removing Chrome Plating From The No. 1 Mk. 1 #3

    3 Ways to Remove Chrome Plating - wikiHow

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    Quote locitus said: View Post
    No idea how good these methods are, but they do mention brake fluid as one of them:
    3 Ways to Remove Chrome Plating - wikiHow
    That right there is a good link
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    Apr 2, 2013, 12:07 PM - Re: Removing Chrome Plating From The No. 1 Mk. 1 #4

    Thanks
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    May 31, 2013, 5:04 PM - Re: Removing Chrome Plating From The No. 1 Mk. 1 #5

    Yeah, I had seen that link. I was wondering what my fellow TDH'ers had tried.

    I can tell you most of those suggestions on that page aren't any good.

    Oven cleaner, brake fluid, soft drinks, bleach and sodium hydrochloride (at least the mix ratio in my caustic soda vat at work) do not work. Some of those might remove the plating off the dome of a R2-D2 action figure, but they won't strip real chrome plating off.

    I ended up using the bead blaster. Worked great.
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    Jul 28, 2013, 1:26 PM - Re: Removing Chrome Plating From The No. 1 Mk. 1 #6

    Nitrate based solvent containing ammonia (Hoppes #9), will attack nickel plating because it goes after the copper used in the plating process. However, I don't know if there's a way that it can be used for a complete stripping agent.

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