-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing.
    no popups, no spam
on this site
current topics

topic 4697

How to remove nickel plating from brass


I have an old piece of scientific equipment that is brass with what I believe is a nickel plate finish. I wish to remove the nickel plating without damaging the brass surface. My question is whether there is a acid mixture which will accomplish this or whether electrolysis is necessary. I would prefer to simply dissolve the plating if possible and need to know the composition of the appropriate solution. I am a professional chemist and have access to any needed chemicals, the training to handle them and prepare solutions, and the means for safe disposal of the waste products. Thank you

Curtis T. Sears
Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia USA


How can I nickel and chrome plating at home to supplement my income, thanks and God Bless America.

Len Hennigan
Disable Vet - Millbury, Massachusetts


I wish I had words of encouragement for you, Mr. Hennigan, but you really need to look into some other occupation. Nickel-chrome plating is very capital intensive, and involves toxic and carcinogenic chemicals that require specialized exhaust systems, a wastewater treatment system, etc.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Comment to THIS thread START a NEW threadView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2018, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.