Customs: chrome removal??

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  1. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I just got my parts back from the awesome bombatron, and there were areas of my parts that I didnt want chromes that needed to be doe to the proccess needing those areas to be unmasked... I was wondering if there was a proccess that I can use to remove the chrome from the areas that I didnt want it with out damaging the areas that I want the chrome on??? The most obvious answer would be sand paper, but what would I use to get into the knooks n crannies that I wouldnt be able to get into with sand paper? Would alcohol work? I tried some lacqure thinner on an area, and it worked with a little elbow grease, but I dont really want to let me parts soak in it due to the possability of the parts becoming ruined. So what to do, what to do?? Any help would be great, thanks in advance guys n gals!! OP1983
     
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    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    Not sure if this helps you but soaking it in coca cola removes chrome. This is not some BS i made up or heard from a friend of a friend it actually works. You will have to seal it in a jar and use name brand coca cola. The reason i say it may not help you is it sounds like you only want to remove the chrome from part of the part.
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    right... that, and it ruins the coke my man... oh well, I just painted over it... hope to god that doesnt end up chipping at some point...
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I want to hear more about where I can send stuff off to for it to be chromed.
     
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    Me to, I would love to have a solid chrome primus.

    There was someone on here that does golding, he done a ROTF prime I think.
     
  6. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    yup, my stuff was done by bombatron. great guy to do bussiness with. if you want chromed bits n pieces or full figures, he's deffinately highly recomended. theres another person on here that does chrome figures as well, and I cant remember his name, but he pops up in the Radicons GD once in a while.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'd recommend alcohol and Q-tips. It may take a bit more elbow grease depending on the area (or may not). I think I'd also recommend scratching a tiny area of chrome from the desired area for removal. This will allow the alcohol to seep through the chrome paint just a bit. Just be careful not to scratch the plastic. I do this sometimes with paint and alcohol. :) 
     
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    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    DOH! double posted.... like the next one betters though, hehe.
     
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    Eh, I already painted over it, but I'll keep that in mind the next time I get stuff chromed though. But thanks for the advise on that, deffinately something to remember nect time.
     
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    If coca cola works, I believe the active ingredient
    is the acid from the carbonation process.

    In that case, artificial clear vinegar would work better.
    since it's 'more concentrated'.
    I'd be careful with using acids on toy plastics though...

    Diet Soda
     
  11. blunghole

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    The best stuff I've found for removing chrome is Purple Power. Five bucks will get you a gallon of it at Dollar General and - as long as the plastic isn't transparent - it won't harm the plastic. I usually soak the parts I want dechromed, though. It would take elbow grease and careful planning to just remove a specific section.
     
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    Purple power, huh? May have to try that next time me thinks.
     

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