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removing nickel plating

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by soutex50, Oct 2, 2006.

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  1. soutex50

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    anybody know how to remove nickel plating using something other than commercial nickel remover?
     
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    Doesn't a lead wipe also remove niclel?
     
  3. dfariswheel

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. soutex50

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    Thanks for the help!!!
     
  7. Bentley8

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    I used the Caswell plating nickel remover. Super easy. Highly recommend it.
     
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    Hi~anyone know where can I get denickel service??

    Hi Professionals,
    Anyone knows where I can get the denickel (remove nickel) service??

    thank you!!!:)
     
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