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Old 11-10-2013, 13:55   #1
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MERRIMAN WINCHES

I recently found a pair of #2 Merriman Bros. replacement/back up winches. Cleaned, degreased, new springs and touched up some minor burrs on the pawls. They are in very good shape except for the chrome plating looks terrible. Can anyone tell me, is it ok to carefully remove the old chrome plating with a wire wheel? Would like to polish all of the winches assuming they are bronze under chrome.

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Old 11-10-2013, 14:39   #2
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Re: MERRIMAN WINCHES

i would start with paint stripper and a good hose and then goto steel wool or a soft bristle brush.

the wire wheel will gouge the bronze and leave this weird looking crisscross pattern.

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Re: MERRIMAN WINCHES

A wire wheel will leave small particals of steel imbeded in the softer bronze. I dont know the best way to remove the chrome, but I would not recommend a wire wheel. Call a chrome shop????____Grant.
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Like everything else, it seems, there is an answer on the web.

http://m.wikihow.com/Remove-Chrome-Plating
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Old 11-10-2013, 19:34   #5
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Re: MERRIMAN WINCHES

Any place that does plating will have a dip tank for removing chrome. Why not just get them re-chromed. Where I take my stuff there is a minimum charge of $150. That would probably cover two winches.


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