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What's the fastest working product to remove chrome from rm choppers?

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What's the fastest working product to remove chrome from rm choppers?
Posted by r2nddan on Friday, September 21, 2012 8:18 AM

What is the fastest working product to remove factory chrome from the revell chopper kit? How long does it take to remove all the chrome?

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Posted by r2nddan on Friday, September 21, 2012 8:24 AM

 I found : but it doesn't say how long it takes.

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Posted by r2nddan on Monday, September 24, 2012 6:54 AM

castrol super clean? 1 day? 2 days?

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Posted by built by bob on Monday, September 24, 2012 8:25 PM

Fresh clorox bleach....with in hours or overnight.

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Posted by Snake45 on Monday, September 24, 2012 8:28 PM

Household ammonia. 15 minutes tops. You can almost watch it work.

If you need to take off the underlying clearcoat, too, oven cleaner takes about 30 minutes.

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Posted by r2nddan on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:50 PM

im going to try easy off oven cleaner. thanx.

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Posted by avidinha on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:22 PM
I used super clean on some chrome rims today and it took about an hour to strip the chrome.


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Posted by MikeG on Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:12 PM

EZ-off oven cleaner in a plastic bag works in about 1 minute- I've found the fumes have as much stripping action as the actual liquid itself. You don't want the "non-fuming" formula, it has to list sodium hydroxide (lye) as one of the ingredients. Also, depending on the manufacturer's process, there may be a coating left after the chrome is gone that is not affected by lye- I've used pure denatured alcohol and a rag or swab to remove that.

This is from an old Aoshima Suzuki GSX250E kit I built sometime back:

After about 45 seconds:

Rinsed off and showing the shiny coating which is unfazed by the oven cleaner and needed to be removed:


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Posted by Scooter261 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:25 PM

10 minutes total removal with easy-off{yellow can}  I do it all the time,,it removes paint well may have to do a couple of rounds with it,,but it does work great,just dont breathe the fumes!

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Posted by ledfut390 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:53 PM

Yeah the full strength easy off works great!

On the bench: '10 Shelby GT500, '40 Ford, '69 Cougar, a few tanks and a few aircraft kits.

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Posted by ford57bucket on Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:46 AM

wesley's blech white tire cleaner,Ihave a large peanut butter jar full for large pieces and a small tupperware container for small pieces.It starts to remove the chrome a couple of minutes after putting the parts in and when done just rinse and dry.There is no oder and is not as caustic as oven cleaner.I have left parts in it for a month (by accident) and it did not harm the plastic.

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, December 28, 2012 6:00 AM

I use Coca Cola, as my cabin I use to do my models in is a relatively small space. It takes a day or two, but no fumes, no gloves and wash off with warm water. I'm now into building two or three kits at a time so speed is not a factor.

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  • From: Virgina Beach, Va
Posted by Irocet305 on Friday, December 28, 2012 6:33 AM

Dawn Power Dissolver... you can get it at the grocery store. It takes the laquer carrier with it. It comes in a small blue spray bottle and is like a gel consistancy.

Build 'em if ya got 'em

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  • From: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posted by Fordforever on Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:29 PM

I use purple power.

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Posted by hedo2 on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 9:26 PM

After trying bleach, purple power, and dot 5 brake fluid to no avail, the tip about using Blechley's worked like a dream.  I've used this stuff for whitewalls and white lettering on car tires for more years than I can remember and am pleased to see it work well so far for removing chrome.


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