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stripping plated keys

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I need to strip the plating off of a couple keys to match the existing brass keys on a horn. How does one go about this?
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Reversing the positive and negative lines on a plater will do it. If the plating is very thick it will take a long time. Buffing works fine as well.
I used this to strip the nickle plating of the keys of a horn I have. You need a little heater and something to keep the solution circulating ( I used a little air pump and heater from an aquarium). It took about 24 rours for the plating to come off, but it works without hurting the brass.

Do some Google searches on "reverse plating" or "how to reverse plate"

I remember finding a few sites that were helpful. There are some threads on SOTW that give the recipe for the strip tank and explain how to do it. I used a five gallon bucket and a car battery charger.

It is very easy to do.

Good luck
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