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 Post subject: Removing Nickel From Columbia Tone Arm
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 am 
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Can someone suggest the easiest way to remove the nickel plating from a Columbia tone arm?

Thanks, Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Removing Nickel From Columbia Tone Arm
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:46 pm 
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CASWELL sells a nickel removing formulation. It’s a powder. You have to bring it up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and immerse your part in it. It removed ONLY the nickel. Will not harm brass, or steel. I have a bunch of it here, and would ship you some, but it looks like another type of white powder that shouldn’t be mailed! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Removing Nickel From Columbia Tone Arm
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:56 pm 
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If this is an aluminum arm, the bad nickel peels right off, After the nickel is removed, then I polish the arm with 0000 steel wool. Then I use Mother's Mag for the final polish. This can be bought at any good auto store.
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