Removing Chrome???

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Removing Chrome???

Joined: August 22nd, 2006, 10:26 pm

May 12th, 2009, 11:42 pm #1

Does anyone have a recipe for removing chrome plating AND the underlying gloss coat? In the past, I've successfully used Castrol Super Clean as well as household bleach to remove the chrome. But in both cases the underlying gloss coat remained and I've been only partially successful at removing it by soaking in brake fluid. FWIW, the kits are from Revell/Monogram, AMT, Model King, and Polar Lights.

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,

John
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Jim Mc
Jim Mc

May 13th, 2009, 12:00 am #2

is caustic enough to eat through paint and gloss lacquer.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

May 13th, 2009, 1:49 am #3

Does anyone have a recipe for removing chrome plating AND the underlying gloss coat? In the past, I've successfully used Castrol Super Clean as well as household bleach to remove the chrome. But in both cases the underlying gloss coat remained and I've been only partially successful at removing it by soaking in brake fluid. FWIW, the kits are from Revell/Monogram, AMT, Model King, and Polar Lights.

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,

John
You can get it at Mal-Wart, most auto supply stores, etc. Soak it until you're happy with the results. Scrub and rinse. AND USE GLOVES to handle.

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Joined: August 22nd, 2006, 10:26 pm

May 13th, 2009, 3:57 am #4

Does anyone have a recipe for removing chrome plating AND the underlying gloss coat? In the past, I've successfully used Castrol Super Clean as well as household bleach to remove the chrome. But in both cases the underlying gloss coat remained and I've been only partially successful at removing it by soaking in brake fluid. FWIW, the kits are from Revell/Monogram, AMT, Model King, and Polar Lights.

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,

John
Thanks guys!

The Wesley's is no problem. Are there any specific oven cleaner form favored? Does the more recent less toxic and better smelling stuff work as well as the older/nastier stuff?

Best Regards,

John
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

May 13th, 2009, 3:12 pm #5

Always, always try it out on some unimportant piece before you commit fully. Melted blobs of plastic are hard to paint.

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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

May 13th, 2009, 4:06 pm #6

Thanks guys!

The Wesley's is no problem. Are there any specific oven cleaner form favored? Does the more recent less toxic and better smelling stuff work as well as the older/nastier stuff?

Best Regards,

John
At least in this case. Just spray the stuff outside. Its not that big of a deal unless you are in a confined area concentrating the spray into a plastic tub.
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Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 2:04 am

May 17th, 2009, 6:30 pm #7

Spray it on, then put in ziplock bag. (again go outside) nt
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Bob
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May 21st, 2009, 2:36 am #8

Does anyone have a recipe for removing chrome plating AND the underlying gloss coat? In the past, I've successfully used Castrol Super Clean as well as household bleach to remove the chrome. But in both cases the underlying gloss coat remained and I've been only partially successful at removing it by soaking in brake fluid. FWIW, the kits are from Revell/Monogram, AMT, Model King, and Polar Lights.

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,

John
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Phil
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May 23rd, 2009, 11:49 pm #9

Spray it on, then put in ziplock bag. (again go outside) nt
The plastic was fine, not melted ect. I just used some cheap dollar store spray oven cleaner and in like 5-10 minutes, chrome all gone, Thanks!
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