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shaker
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removing chrome

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Post by shaker » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:45 pm

any one ever tried to remove chrome from parts in a blast cabinet , I heard it would work if the right media was used.



DuoDave
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removing chrome

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Post by DuoDave » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:52 am

I don't know about using a blast cabinet, but there are chemical kits available for stripping chrome. Check out www.frost.co.uk
Frost is a British company, good stuff, but pricey. No doubt there will be a similar product in your area, maybe at a lower price.

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Post by PanPal » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:22 pm

I believe the bag said Black Cat. The media used was welding slag. If you buy a carbide tipped nozzel for you sandblasting cabinet, it works very well for removing Chrome. Other nozzels will wear out very quickly with this media. The chrome peals off in big strips.

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Post by PanPal » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:51 pm

It may have been Black Diamond i used several years ago. I found this that looks similar to what I used. It is coal slag.

http://www.blastandpaint.com/Dynamic/co ... rp=1&sub=2

They also carry the tungsten carbide nozzels $$$$ but they last a very long time.

shaker
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Post by shaker » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:35 am

thanks for the info. I'll check them out. shaker

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Post by partshunt » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:42 am

Shacker:- Have you also checked on removing the chrome by reversing the electro plating proccess. You only need a battery charger or battery only, a pail or some kinda container of water, acid and like a copper pipe to fransfer it to...Joe

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chrome

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Post by Pantony » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:31 am

Hydrocloric acid disolves chrome, under it should be nickel, you can stip that with nitric acid, under that there may be copper, don't know how to get that off

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