View Full Version : removing chrome

02-28-2005, 12:24 AM
I'm wondering if there's a way to dissolve the chrome plating over brass, without touching the brass. There's a chemical for everything, isn't there?
This would be- tape up to protect the chrome that is wanted, dip the part until done, then wash clean, polish, then apply a protective coating.

02-28-2005, 01:14 AM
Chrome is a clear coating over a nickle plate. You must strip the existing chrome using an acid solution consisting of 2 parts water to 1 part muriatic or hydrochloric acid. ALWAYS ADD ACID TO WATER! NEVER WATER TO ACID! To remove the underlying nickle you can keep working the acid mix or there is a nickle stripper you can get from www.caswellplating.com (http://www.caswellplating.com)