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Robertsr 04-10-2006 03:51 PM

I need to remove the nickel plating from a brass barrel. Any of you folks had any luck removing nickel without destroying the base metal?

kidneythief 04-10-2006 04:23 PM

A lathe and some varying grit sand paper would be your best bet. It would be very easy and cheap to get somebody to remove it for you if you dont have a lathe.


c6quad 04-10-2006 05:36 PM

what about a bead blaster?

Butch 04-10-2006 08:40 PM

Bead blasting may work, but it may damage the inner bore (unless properly blocked off) and you'd have to like the matte finish... just depends

Robertsr 04-10-2006 09:23 PM

I know there are chemical strippers that can do this without touching the brass, but I'm not sure where I can find someone to do it, as they're pretty toxic. :(

Stechele 04-10-2006 10:59 PM

No electricity
No Cyanide
No Ammonia
No fumes

jhyan 04-11-2006 12:02 AM


Originally Posted by Stechele

No electricity
No Cyanide
No Ammonia
No fumes

Bummer it doesn't say it'll strip nickel from aluminum. I have a chrome trigger frame I'd like stripped to aluminum (chrome over nickel), I've even contacted some places and they all say they can't do it.


Robertsr 04-11-2006 09:21 AM

That looks like it may do the trick. Now to find a way to keep it hot while it works...

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