Remove nickel plating

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  1. Matti Kucer

    Matti Kucer Sweden Subscriber

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    How to remove the nickel plating on a Optimus 930. Citric acid?
    Saw this post below. How to strip it?
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    If the goal is to strip the nickel in advance of replating, I'd just let the plating house do it...they regularly strip old nickel before re-plating.
     
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    Hi @Cliff Ward

    Since I have another brass 930 with a stress cracked tank I wish to replace it with this, hopefully, succesful unplated one.
     
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    As an old hand at restoring nickel plating on vintage motorcycles, I know of no way of safely removing it other than at a plater's shop. Abrasion will be too agressive and lead to a damaged tank.
     
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    If you can still find a small Privately run Plating business , i had a tank stripped and polished for £10 this way....
     

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