Removing Chrome plating from plastic parts

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Removing Chrome plating from plastic parts

Postby TonyP » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:47 am

Hi Guys,

What is the best way to remove chrome plating from plastic parts? I've heard draino does the trick. Any less caustic methods?

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Re: Removing Chrome plating from plastic parts

Postby Creative Models Australia » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:33 pm

Hey Tony,

2 quick easy ways.

Brake fluid

Or

Mr Muscle oven cleaner.

Both also work well for removing paint, enamel, acrylic and 2 pac, and doesnt damage the plastic. Not sure about clear plastice though.

With Mr Muscle, spray the entire model, sprue etc, spray the inside of a plastic bag, place it in, tie it off, and leave over night and then wash in water. Sometimes more then 1 go might be needed.

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Re: Removing Chrome plating from plastic parts

Postby Smokeyr67 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:00 pm

Yep, mr muscle in an old chinese container is great for removing chrome, doesn't remove tamiya lacquer though :(
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Re: Removing Chrome plating from plastic parts

Postby Cyclops » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:21 pm

Good old plain home brand/black & gold bleach does the trick. Some parts de-chrome quicker then others. Some happen infront of your eyes, some over night, and some chrome in my older kits may take up to a week, must have been different stuff back then.
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