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"A suggestion for removing gold from chrome"
I would like to know what solution or commercial stripper could remove the gold (or gold color) used on belt buckles for example. I know the color wears with use.
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What you are seeing under the gold is almost surely nickel, not chrome. But what you are calling gold could also possibly be brass plating, titanium nitride, or even just a tinted lacquer. What do you plan to do with the nickel plated buckle after you have the gold color off?
You are dealing with highly inert metals though, and home chemicals usually don't affect them too much. Take it to a plating shop which will know what the coating is, what substrate it's on, and how to get it off, and will be able to offer advice about what to do with the finish that's left.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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