RE: [CR]rechroming technology.

Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon
From: "sam Lingo" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]rechroming technology.
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 21:46:02 +0000

To make a solution to remove rust --from 1932 amater craftsman's cyclopedia--use one or two tablespoons of ammonium citrate crystals to a pint of water.

I'm told ammonium citrate crystals are sold as wood bleach in hardware stores.I've never looked for wood bleach or tryed any of this--might be a place to start you search

sam lingo pleasanton tx

>From: Donald Gillies <>
>Subject: [CR]rechroming technology.
>Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:15:51 -0700 (PDT)
>last night i successfully sanded and polished and rechromed two bolt
>heads for my GB stems (thank you for the brush
>plating set.)
>I am giving up on a chrome shop for small items (smaller than 1 inch)
>because my last chrome job melted many of these pieces rather badly.
>In fact, about 5 out of 25 small pieces I would consider to be ruined.
>I am looking for a brand recommendation for a pickling compound that i
>can use to de-rust on some of these bolts. So : pickling compounds
>anyone ?? A suggestion ?? Something in small quantities (8 oz) at a
>price level on the orer of my dremel ($20, kmart) and my chroming set
>($30, caswell) ?? Thanx,
>- Don Gillies
>San Diego, CA
>P.S. my new approach will be to wire brush a part, then pickle it for
>a very short time, de-plate, then polish, chrome, polish, etc., until
>i get the part perfect. I believe this will have a lower impact on
>the part (and extend its life) by doing this, compared to taking the
>part to a regular chrome shop, where they pickle (long), dechrome
>(long), then polish like mad (long), and flash-nickel / flash-chrome
>the part, which has a "melted" look by now.