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"Removing Chrome From Wheels and Sandblasting Nickel"



2005

Hi,
I read on one of your forums that muriatic acid would remove the chrome layer off of wheels, but would not remove the nickel that is under it. I was wondering if you could us the acid to remove the chromium and leave the nickel and then sandblast the nickel to give the wheel a silvery matte look. This would then still protect the steel underneath I beleive. If this would work would somebody please tell me where I can get the acid?
thanks for your help!

Adam Mendel
hobbyist - Atlanta, Georgia
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2005

You can get Muriatic Acid [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] on-line or at a hardware store. It's fairly dangerous stuff. It probably won't look like you think, it won't be as corrosion resistant as before, and the nickel will tarnish. Still, it's a matter of taste.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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