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Haze left from Easy Off chrome removal
Posted by kustommodeller1.2 on Sunday, November 8, 2020 11:52 AM

Howdy. Got an issue. I pulled my MPC Blackbird Trans Am out of the pile, and put the Gold Chrome parts in a ziplock bag and let them have it with yellow can Easy Off. The fumey stuff.

Anyways, the gold colored plating on the parts were SO thick it had to sit several hours to cut it off. Worked well, but the black plastic parts have a grey haze on them no soap or cleaner I have will cut it off.

It wont let masking tape stick, so I'm pretty sure paint, and BMF for the headlamps wont either.....I can rub it off the flat surfaces, but cant dig in the details to get to it.

Has any of you had this, and/or know what might cut it off? Thanks 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 8, 2020 12:00 PM

Try brake fluid or give it a soak in something like Bleche White or Purple Power.  Maybe try some rubbing alcohol.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:54 PM

Alcohol has my vote.  I've got 99% aviation-grade isopropyl alcohol I use for removal of paint and other assorted residues.  I would also recommend a cheap electric toothbrush to give you some scrubbing action and help dislodge things from the nooks and crannies, while being extremely gentle around tiny details that might otherwise be damaged by conventional toothbrushes.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, November 9, 2020 8:58 AM

I wonder if the haze is actually from the Easy-Off.  It could be the lacquer undercoat used by the chroming phase and the Easy-Off was just starting to work it's magic on it.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, November 9, 2020 9:13 AM

Eaglecash867

Alcohol has my vote.  I've got 99% aviation-grade isopropyl alcohol I use for removal of paint and other assorted residues.  I would also recommend a cheap electric toothbrush to give you some scrubbing action and help dislodge things from the nooks and crannies, while being extremely gentle around tiny details that might otherwise be damaged by conventional toothbrushes.

 

Ditto

About the only crud that iso will not take off is silicone likeWD-40.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, November 9, 2020 10:03 AM

My tried and true way to remove chrome plating is to soak it in Windex, with an additional 25% ammonia, to speed it up.  It works slowly, sometimes needs to soak overnight, but I have never had any kind of problem with getting the parts nice and clean.

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Posted by kustommodeller1.2 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:27 AM
Thanks folks. Sorry so slow getting back, gonna give them another easy off soak, and if that dont work, I will try the windex, alcohol, and purple power suggestions. It is mystifying, i watch videos of folks soaking thier parts and they come out just fine, but like I said, this is the Nostalgic Release from RC2 and the chrome/gold was as thick as the parts themselves.

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