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Old 03-30-2015, 07:11 PM  
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Advice On Blasting Chrome


Does anyone have any experience with stripping chrome? A customer has some pieces off of a boat. I am using crushed glass, medium 40-70, wet, and my first attempt was at 65psi. I made an attempt but is pretty stubborn. I don't want to be to aggressive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:02 PM  
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You will never strip the nickel plating that most often is called chrome. The nickel will peel back like tin foil and leave transition ledges. The only thing you can hope for is that the nickel is pitted and will allow you to feather the pits. More often than not all your customer is looking for is adhesion for paint/powder. Just etch it and work fast. Don't get carried away. Warn the customer up front it is not your problem if THEIR stuff is not savable...


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Why not dip it to strip it ?.
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Re: Advice On Blasting Chrome

Like the last post, your only going to get it down
so far, you will never get it to bear steel unless the
chrome is not adhered
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:37 AM  
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I blasted a chrome air cleaner for a friend with no guarantees on the result. I used Starolite at 100 psi and it turned out much better than I expected.

I will say I have never been disappointed on how well Sarolite works. When it comes to tough finishes and pitted rust it is my go to media.
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