Originally Posted by Noreastern
Is this "coke" solution for real? Has anyone here tried it?
Probably, Coke contains phosphoric acid; however, the method used in some electroplating shops is a 5% solution of hydrochloric acid.
By the way, what are you going to do after you strip the chrome? The chrome decorative plating is there to protect the winch
metal from corrosion
. Chrome decorative plating consists of three layers of metal. The first is copper and is thick enough to hide a few light scratches. It is applied to chemically cleaned metal from a cyanide based copper plating solution. This copper layer is buffed with an electric
and light abrasive in a paste form. Modern copper plating solutions can also leave a bright copper finish needing no buffing. The next layer is a thin layer of nickel and the last is the chrome layer. Chrome has microscopic cracks in it so the underlying metal has to be very corrosion