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Removal of Chrome
« on: May 24, 2008, 09:15:26 PM »
Can chrome be removed off a small part by the home hobbyist ?  Crappy chrome, rusted and flaked.
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 09:20:49 PM »
Depends on how delicate the part is and how much it is peeling off.

But I would use a wire brush attachment on a angle grinder..

As discussed at the start though, depend on the part and how bad the rust etc is...
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 09:28:53 PM »
It normally gets reverse electroplated off. I can't see why you couldn't do that at home.

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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 10:53:37 PM »
How would one "reverse electroplate" at home Tim ?
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 08:03:28 AM »
I'm taking all the outside chrome bits to a electroplater and having the chrome taken off, then having them "black chromed" should look quite good, I'll ask him what can be done at home.
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 08:40:27 AM »
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having them "black chromed"

Now you're talking !!!

What is black chrome and what does it look like ?  Do you have pics ? My darth side is very interested !!!

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 10:11:42 AM »

What is black chrome and what does it look like ? 

In the late 80's and early 90's most motor bike exhausts and engine covers were "black" chrome, a bit like these (my favorite bike which is the next project)



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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 10:25:01 AM »
Hi,

You can also get Coloured chrome from companies like POR and House of Colour which seem to be translucent colours that spray and adhere to chrome work.

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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 10:41:21 AM »
Hi,

You can also get Coloured chrome from companies like POR and House of Colour which seem to be translucent colours that spray and adhere to chrome work.

Terry

I did not know that, have you got any more info Terry?
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 10:58:33 AM »
Ian,

Just Google POR15 and House of Kolour/Kolor and they will be under their products or catalogs. I have printed brochures but I would expect you will find them on their respective websites.

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Re: Removal of Chrome
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2008, 10:12:02 PM »
http://www.docv.org/cgi-bin/news/newsscript.pl?record=46&template=site

Thanks Tim,

Very interesting article, and so simple really. I wonder why only 6 volts ? Given it was published in 1987, I figure trying to ask the author may be a little futile. 
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Re: Removal of Chrome
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 08:58:46 AM »
I'm sure higher voltage would work, but its probably a case of going easy on it. It says it only takes a few seconds for decorative chrome so I guess thats why. I'd imagine a flat 12v car battery would do the job OK, but I wouldn't start by testing it on anything irreplaceable.

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