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Chrome Stripping

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rpellicer, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. rpellicer

    rpellicer Registered Member

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    Has anybody tried stripping chrome with reversed electrolysis? I know platers use it to strip old chrome before re-plating. What I need to know is if an acid solution or alkaline solution should be used. Any info would be great. TIA
     
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    rpellicer Registered Member

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    I found the info in case anyone is interested.

    7 oz/gal NaOH (sodium hydroxide - lye), 9 oz/gal Na2CO3 (sodium carbonate). Use at room temperature, 6V, with a steel cathode (make the workpiece to be stripped the anode).

    This is very similar to electro rust stripping, just reverse the polarity of the current.

    Hope someone finds this useful.
     

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