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  • Member since
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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
stripping chrome
Posted by Tracy B on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 2:58 PM

I'm working on Trumpeter's 63 Nova conv. I'm trying to remove the chrome plating from the unrealistic exhaust. In the past I've had excellent results with EZ Off and Purple power..Neither of these will touch Trumpeters chrome. I have some Wesley's Bleach White but haven't tried it yet. Does anyone have a solution (pardon the pun) to my dilema. I can't finish the rear suspension till I install the exhaust.

Thanx

T

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    June, 2013
Posted by ToyLvr on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:38 PM

[quote user="Tracy B"]

I'm working on Trumpeter's 63 Nova conv. I'm trying to remove the chrome plating from the unrealistic exhaust. In the past I've had excellent results with EZ Off and Purple power..Neither of these will touch Trumpeters chrome. I have some Wesley's Bleach White but haven't tried it yet. Does anyone have a solution (pardon the pun) to my dilema. I can't finish the rear suspension till I install the exhaust.

Thanx

T

 

Try using plain old ammonia, which can be found in the cleaning products aisle at your local grocery store. Last time I got a pint bottle, it was less than $1.00. Sure beats what you have to pay for a gallon of purple stuff or Wesley’s!

Just pour some straight ammonia into a suitable container and drop the parts in. Let set for a while; sometimes it may take overnigh. Has worked for me every time. Wash your completed parts in mild detergent and rinse well.

As an added bonus, the spent solution can be dumped down your kitchen sink drain; helps remove grease and gunk. Any unused pure ammonia in the bottle can be mixed with water to use to clean your bathroom.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:31 PM

I never had luck with ammonia either. I would just prime it and paint over the primer.

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Posted by JohnDB on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:02 AM

You can use Easy Off oven cleaner(yellow cap). Be careful if you use it though, it's pretty nasty stuff, DON'T GET IT ON YOUR SKIN!!! Should remove the chrome in minutes. I've also heard of using straight bleach, haven't tried it though.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:44 PM

I've tried bleach and original easy off on trumpeters chrome. None worked.

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:49 PM

Tracy B

I'm working on Trumpeter's 63 Nova conv. I'm trying to remove the chrome plating from the unrealistic exhaust. In the past I've had excellent results with EZ Off and Purple power..Neither of these will touch Trumpeters chrome. I have some Wesley's Bleach White but haven't tried it yet. Does anyone have a solution (pardon the pun) to my dilema. I can't finish the rear suspension till I install the exhaust.

Thanx

T

 

I have used etch primer over chrome - that worked.

 

Nigel.

 

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