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does anyone know a good way to remove nickle without using acid or buying 50$
worth of stripper? :???:
 

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jerry said:
does anyone know a good way to remove nickle without using acid or buying 50$
worth of stripper? :???:
Man, if I'm using acid and giving $50 to a stripper either I'm clinically insane or having a great time. :D

Sorry---had to do it. I do not personally know the answer but I guarantee within 24 hours someone will.
 

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Man, if I'm using acid and giving $50 to a stripper either I'm clinically insane or having a great time. :D

Sorry---had to do it. I do not personally know the answer but I guarantee within 24 hours someone will.
Wait till the police force gets ahold of that. You will have some explaining to do. hahaha!!
 

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Soak it well in Hoppes #9 it may take some time for it to remove the plating but it will take off the nickle and the underlaying copper. That is why I have always been told to remove all Hoppes solvent after cleaning nickle plated guns. I can't swear to this as I never leave it on any gun after cleaning, it gets wiped dry and oiled.
 

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The Hoppes Solution worked well when Hoppes had more of an Ammonia Content. Were I to try the Hoppes, I would use their Hoppes Benchrest solution. Straight Yellow Household Ammonia might also work.

You could also try Reverse ElectroPlating the Nickle off to an Anode, which will require a solution of Sulphuric Acid. There are a number of Gun Refinishing outfits that do this kind of work and you might want to have one of them do this for you.
 
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