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Removal of nickel plating from copper


 

What is the most effective way to remove old nickel plating (early 1900's) from copper?

Lori G [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Augusta, GA, USA


Nickel can be removed from copper chemically, Lori. However, proprietary strippers from companies like Metalx [a finishing.com supporting advertiser] are best. If you are a consumer rather than a plating shop, be aware that most plating shops should be able to do this for you.

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