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Old 11-19-2012, 9:35 AM
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Default Removing nickel plating

I have a Colt Commander slide that has been nickel plated and is rather sad shape. I would like to strip it and then bead blast and parkerize so my son can use it on his Commander length 1911A1 frame.
What is the easiest way to remove the nickel. I've read that soaking in Hoppee's #9 will cause the nickel to flack off, but have not tried that.
Any ideas anyone?
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:39 AM
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Heres how Larry Potterfield does it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INiyYbFUihA
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There is only 2 ways to remove nickel plating ......

ALOT of elbow grease and grind it off

or

A nickel plate stripper either chemical or reverse electroplating.

If you use a bore cleaner made to dissolve copper it will cause chrome triple plate to come off after a while, but nickel depends.

If there is a copper plate under the nickel then eventually it will but if the nickel is plated directly to the steel no such luck.
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