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Postby bluzeluvr » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:39 pm

slidnslim wrote:Does anybody know the chemical that would remove nickel plating?
I've got a woodbodied National on the bench that going to be
completly reworked,and I need to strip the coverplate clean
to the brass,


Try this. Not exactly available in small quantities though - 2.5 lb minimum. http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/metalx.html
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Postby songdog » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:28 pm

bluesmcgoo wrote:Hey Songdog...could you re-post that picture of your guitar? (Yeah...I wasn't ABOUT to ask for a picture of your Johnson.) The link you posted earlier in the thread is not working now.


It's back!
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Postby songdog » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:32 pm

bluzeluvr wrote:
slidnslim wrote:Does anybody know the chemical that would remove nickel plating?
I've got a woodbodied National on the bench that going to be
completly reworked,and I need to strip the coverplate clean
to the brass,


Try this. Not exactly available in small quantities though - 2.5 lb minimum. http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/metalx.html


You will use the full 2.5lbs. If I remember correctly, you mix the 2.5lbs in one gallon of water which is just enough water to cover your coverplate if you mix it in a container that is 10-11 inches in diameter.
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Postby bluesmcgoo » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:45 pm

Thanks SongDog!

The guitar looks fantastic!

Excellent!
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