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Old January 14, 1999, 08:36 PM   #1
Gunslinger
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Does anyone have any tips,tricks, hints,
etc....on the easiest way to remove old
nickel.
Thank you in advance,
Gunslinger

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Old January 15, 1999, 08:17 AM   #2
Roger Dailey
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I asked a smith about this once. He said that at one time he used some chemicals, but disposal of the waste was a problem for him. He also mentioned doing a reverse electric plating, but that sounds tricky to me. As I remember, he said he did most with buffing (sounds like work). Take care, have fun.... Roger_Dailey
p.s. give Brownells tech line a call,
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Old January 15, 1999, 09:09 AM   #3
George Stringer
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Nickel has to be stripped off using chemicals with or without electricity. I don't nickel plate in my shop but do occasionally have a customer who wants a nickel plated gun blued. Brownells (515) 623-5401 sells a product that works well without heating or agitation and works on electrolytic and electroless nickel. It' called, amazingly, Room Temperature Nickel Stripper. I think the price is around $32. George
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Old January 15, 1999, 11:39 AM   #4
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I vaguely recall a warning about soaking nickel plated items in Hoppe's solvent overnight. Can't verify the validity of the warning though.
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