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Chrome Chrome Every Where
Posted by lizardqing on Thursday, October 30, 2003 8:49 PM
What is the best way to get the chrome off parts. I think some of the makers go a tad overboard with it. I think about the only thing with the one I'm doing now that I would still want chromed is the valve covers. Everything else just has to be stripped. Thanks.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 30, 2003 9:45 PM
hey chris, easy-off oven cleaner in a plastis tub for one day eats that stuff off like crazy.just set your parts in the tub and spray the easy-off all over them just enough to cover, and then wait. easy as pie.Wink [;)]Wink [;)]
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Posted by lizardqing on Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:27 PM
great, thanks dave. I am going to assume it does nothing to the plastic though.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:35 PM
no , wont hurt it a bit, just be sure to wash in soapy water when stripped and dry well.
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Posted by lizardqing on Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:53 PM
thanks, now I just have to ask the mrs. where she has the oven cleaner sine I have used it oh so many times.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 5:19 AM
I feel your pain Chris...I to think they go way overboard with it. As already mentioned Ez-Off will work though I have never tried it...I heard CSC(castrol super clean) will also work again never used it...I use Chameleon(which is a hobby paint stripper)...pricey but not nearly as harmful as some of the other things I have heard of being used.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 6:47 AM
ok lizard, after seeing your post last knight, i drop several sprues of chrome in Castrol Super Clear..........

waited about 6 hours, pulled the sprues out, and guess what????.....all the chrome was gone......... CSC works GREAT for removing chrome, and pretty cheaply i might add..... around 6 bucks for a gallon at Wally World.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 8:39 AM
I'll have to try one of these. Thanks for the info, good thread!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 8:50 AM
your welcome
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 12:18 PM
Here's a quite easy way:

I found that just dipping them in 409 of any kind works VERY fast. I'd say within an hour or two. I took the chrome off of a Revel engine model, and it took it all off (and left it quite clean too *chuckle*) There's just some chemical in it that takes the chrome off!

I'm not sure if other chemical cleaners like Simple Green etc. work too...you never know how similar they are. Its definately easy to pick any of this stuff up at the grocery store

Good Luck!

-jonathan
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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, October 31, 2003 9:14 PM
Wow so many ways to try. I don't know what the companies think, I mean on this one the fan belt is chromed, don't think I have ever seen one like that before.
409 is some amazing stuff. Don't know if you ever took any window tint off, but the glue that is left is next to impossible to remove. Spray it with 409 and right off it comes. We tried everything else in the detail shop I worked at and nothing else worked without impossible effort. Of coarse the tint shop we called and asked said soap and water would work. To bad we did'nt give up and take the cars to them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 10:01 PM
I heard that brake fluid also works, however, i vever tried it....


good luck!!!
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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, October 31, 2003 10:16 PM
Seems like brake fluid would be harder to get off the parts than everything else though.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 10:58 PM
thats possible, but you can get some old sprue and try it out!!!!like i did with the CSC...
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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, October 31, 2003 11:11 PM
Thats true, I have a couple of kits a buddy gave that have something all over the parts. One is a mustang I thought about doing a dio with it all rusted out on blocks and call it dreams forgotten. Would'nt be any chrome on it and if the parts get messed up , it would only add to the look I'll be looking for.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 11:31 PM
Souds kool
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 1, 2003 9:31 AM
Use Simple Green to remove chrome, soak parts for a couple of days or so, and chrome will desove, plus it's not nearly as caustic as oven cleaner.
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 10:42 AM
Westley's Bleche-Wite will strip chrome off plastic within an hour or two without harming the part. It's a whitewall tire cleaner and can usually be found in any automotive store or auto section of your local dept. store.
I used to use straight bleach, which works good too, but the misses hated the smell.
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Posted by lizardqing on Sunday, November 2, 2003 4:27 PM
Wow, did'nt figure there would be that many ways of doing it. I might try the bleach since I have a big jug of that handy, just leave it outside so I don't hear about it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 11:43 PM
ive used easy but differnetly then you all, i use a large zip lock baggy and put the parts in then spayed easy off and zipped it up for about 30 mins then yook them out and used a toothbrush and it all just fell off nicely.but remember doing it this way you need to wear gloves.
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Posted by racingmaniac on Saturday, November 8, 2003 11:56 PM
I use brake fluid with no trouble. Just place the parts in a sturdy plastic bowl with a lid and use enough the cover the parts. Let sit over night and remove with an old toothbrush, then clean with soap and water. Also works on the car itself if you have a mishap with the paint job. Good luck.

P.S. be careful when using any of the products mentioned above.
that which doesn't make us irate or irritated, has probably been thrown against the wall.
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Posted by lizardqing on Sunday, November 9, 2003 12:39 AM
Ok everybody, I went with the bleach method, just put the tree in a bowl covered it up and put it out on the back deck for a while. Worked like a chram. Thanks for all the ideas, may be trying out the brake fluid to get rid of a crappy paint job.
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