removing nickel plating


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soutex50
October 2, 2006, 02:48 PM
anybody know how to remove nickel plating using something other than commercial nickel remover?

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1 old 0311
October 2, 2006, 03:27 PM
Doesn't a lead wipe also remove niclel?

dfariswheel
October 2, 2006, 05:10 PM
The best, easiest method is to have a plater DE-plate the nickel.
In this process, a plater just reverses the process and the nickel and copper undercoat are removed.

People have tried to remove plating by mechanical means like bead blasting, but this often doesn't work well.
While the plating APPEARS to be gone, in fact there's still traces of it left in the pores of the metal, and when the gun is refinished with bluing or parkerizing, the remaining nickel makes the gun look like it has white freckles.

mrmeval
October 3, 2006, 12:24 AM
Using THR Search:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=216550&highlight=remove+nickel

Google "Nickel Stripper" yeilds:
http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/metalx.htm
https://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/productdetail.aspx?p=1102l

Plink
October 3, 2006, 02:10 AM
Electroless nickel has no copper undercoat. It's not plated on electrically, but chemically. Removing it generally requires the proper stripper. You can buy the stripper and do it yourself though. Brownells and Caswell Plating come to mind immediately. I do nickel plating and I've ordered chemicals from both places.

soutex50
October 4, 2006, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the help!!!

Bentley8
October 5, 2006, 11:39 PM
I used the Caswell plating nickel remover. Super easy. Highly recommend it.

kathning
March 13, 2007, 11:30 PM
Hi Professionals,
Anyone knows where I can get the denickel (remove nickel) service??

thank you!!!:)

dfariswheel
March 13, 2007, 11:44 PM
Most any plater can do it. You might check locally for people that do motorcycle plating or other electroplating

Here's some that probably offer deplating.

http://www.fordsguns.com/

http://www.apwcogan.com/Greetings.htm

http://www.trippresearch.com/

http://www.robarguns.com/

BEARMAN
March 16, 2007, 02:21 PM
You could try this method. GOTO www.docv.org/cgi-bin/news/newscript.pl?headlines=5 then goto " articles" then "stripping" It is a site for restoring motorcycles but the deplating is the same.

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