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    November, 2013
De chroming
Posted by 1TOYTRUK on Friday, April 10, 2015 2:39 PM
Hi, Just removed Chrome from parts with bleach 1st time to do this. Parts have a high shine, is the shine left from the Chrome process? Can l just prime as usual?
  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, April 10, 2015 10:21 PM

The clear gloss is part of the pre-plating process and usually remains after removing the chrome with bleach. If it is thin enough that it does not affect the details of the part, you can just prime as usual. If it's thick enough to affect details, it can usually be removed with Easy-Off oven cleaner. Be sure to rinse the parts very well prior to priming. I have a plastic "shaker" bottle (a cinnamon sugar shaker) that I use to rinse my parts. It can be easily refilled with water while the parts are inside and the water safely emptied via the "shaker" holes. Saves taking the sink trap apart to retrieve parts. Laugh


  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:13 AM

Another vote for Easy-Off oven cleaner to remove the clear lacquer base. Allow lots of soaking time, as that stuff can be quite stubborn to get off, and may require scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush as well. The engraved detail underneath usually makes the added effort worth while.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury



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