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an easy was to take off chrome


americanmuscleman
08-24-2004, 10:22 PM
ok so im restoring my amt mustang and i took the engine apart and soaked the pieces in purple power (which is the same thing as csc) for a little less then a day and the chrome pieces had some paint on them so i through those in there also. i take the pieces out today and no more chrome.

Okiemodelbuilder
08-24-2004, 10:30 PM
CSC is the best overall product for stripping chrome. It usually removes the clearcoat that is underneath the chrome too. Old vintage chrome strips real fast. I stripped some 30 year old MPC chrome in about 30 minutes in some old CSC.

Marc

BugZilla
08-25-2004, 12:12 AM
I agree with the CSC, my second choice is easy off oven cleaner.

Dave

www.detailanddesigninscale.com

spidereddie
08-25-2004, 01:08 AM
what again is csc?

BugZilla
08-25-2004, 01:12 AM
Castrol Super Clean.

Dave

www.detailanddesigninscale.com

RallyRaider
08-25-2004, 01:13 AM
For removing the plated chrome of plastic parts the best thing is bleach. Just put the parts in overnight and the chrome will be disolved off in the morning. Sometimes it will leave a clear undercoat that some manufacturers use to bond the chrome to the plastic. That will have to be removed just like paint. Seems Revell are bad for this goo, others like Fujimi are no problem.

CSC is Castrol Super Clean. It is only availabe in the USA AFAIK.
EDIT: Doh! beat me to it Bugz.

geofroley
08-25-2004, 08:44 AM
It took you guys 30 minutes to strip chrome with CSC? It took me 10 minutes.

dag65
08-25-2004, 05:06 PM
It took you guys 30 minutes to strip chrome with CSC? It took me 10 minutes.

That must make you a modelling god!!!! :ylsuper:

RallyRaider
08-25-2004, 05:55 PM
It took you guys 30 minutes to strip chrome with CSC? It took me 10 minutes.

Was it 30 year old MPC chrome? :rolleyes:

geofroley
08-25-2004, 07:25 PM
Was it 30 year old MPC chrome? :rolleyes:

:uhoh:

Yes. Yes it was. :grinno:

TireGaint
09-03-2004, 11:48 AM
I am using bleach. It is awesome, easy to find in most household, and may be the most environmental friendly among other alternate methods. It tooks about 15mins to strip the chrome on the exhaust.

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