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Old 04-10-2006, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-10-2006, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what about a bead blaster?
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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
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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.
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http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/metalx.html

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Old 04-11-2006, 12:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Quote:
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http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/metalx.html

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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.

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