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Flatrat Richard

Posts: 54

Joined: Tue Oct 05, 1999 12:01 am

Location: cumberland WI USA

Post Fri Mar 17, 2000 5:52 am

Decromeing

Just picked up afront end to put on my 45flatrat and the crome is bubbled real bad any one out there got any Ides on how to remove the crome so i can polish them out
CROME DON'T GET YOU HOME and every time i put some thing crome on the o'girl she trys to brake something just to spite me.
Thank you Flatrat Richard
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rein

Posts: 109

Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2000 1:01 am

Location: holland

Post Fri Mar 17, 2000 9:33 am

best way is go to a chromeplate shop and have the parts dechromed electrolitic. another way to have (only)the chrome removed is a plastic tub with soda ,put the part in,let a batterychargercurrent go through the part (+)towards a piece of metal connected to (-),this strips off the chrome.
If you want to take off both chrom, nickel and copper,use sulpuric acid(battery liquid)instead of soda,be very carefull ,use glasses ,gloves,and don t let in too long or your part will disappear!!warning:if you use last method on brazed parts,the brazing can also be weakened..,hope this gives you some idea.
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Pa

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Posts: 4715

Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2000 1:01 am

Location: Ohio USA

Post Sat Apr 15, 2000 9:24 am

Rein, is that baking soda? and what part soda verses what part water? also, do you mean connect both leads - and + to each end of the submerged part and then turn on the battery charger?
Thanks Pa
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Dusty-Dave

Posts: 883

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 1999 12:01 am

Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA

Post Sat Apr 15, 2000 2:26 pm

Everybody:
Ck out this site about cleaning with washing soda and electricity. http://www.oldengine.org/members/billd/electrol.htm
Dusty

[This message has been edited by Dusty-Dave (edited 15 April 2000).]
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dotman

Posts: 582

Joined: Fri Oct 01, 1999 12:01 am

Location: meridian, id. usa

Post Sun Apr 16, 2000 12:03 am

Cool Dave , the guy describes the process perfectly and cheap

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