Remove Old Chrome

A good alkaline cleaning solution is prepared with 5-6 oz. SD ANODISE & CHROME STRIPPER added   to one gallon, or 4.5 litres of water. This solution may be used at room temperature but the stripping time is slower. Heating the alkaline solution to a Temperature of 160ï F, considerably increases the rate of chrome removal. The brush plating technique is ideal for use with this solution, especially for decorative chrome plate removal. A typical set-up for stripping Chrome plate electrolyticly using SD ANODISE & CHROME STRIPPER solution is shown here.    

The recommended procedure is as follows:          

  1. Connect the piece to be stripped to anode (positive) connection of your power unit, and immerse work in Anodise & Chrome Stripper Solution    
  1. Connect the GP Plates to the negative terminal of your power supply.
  1. Adjust current until a current density of 1/2 to 1 amp. Per. sq. in. is obtained. Maintain this current density for approximately five minutes.
  1. Remove work and inspect to see if all chrome has been removed. If not, repeat cycle as outlined previously.

  1. Water rinse work and clean work according to recommended CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO PLATING (SEE MANUAL). The part is then ready for plating.

Note: The above procedure is recommended for the removal of heavy Chrome deposits (.00211 or over), which have been deposited over nickel.

CAUTION: EXCESSIVE STRIPPING ON THE BASE METAL AFTER CHROME HAS BEEN REMOVED IS NOT RECOMMENDED. THIS APPLIES PARTICULARLY TO HIGH CARBON STEELS. A PERIODIC FIVE MINUTE INSPECTION OF THE WORK SURFACE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. (It is usually

better to leave the nickel plate intact, and plate over it with copper.)

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