Removal of nickel plating

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Removal of nickel plating

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I am trying to remove the old nickel plating from this tone arm, since it is really over the edge, and need new nickel plating. I have been able to remove most of the rust, but the nickel plating is really tough. Any other suggestions than wet sanding paper ? Any good solutions to new nickel plating is also appreciated. I searched the forum and in the past there was a pdf file for this task, but it has been removed from this thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46921&p=277698&hili ... el#p277698
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Re: Removal of nickel plating

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You can remove it the same way it was applied, but with the poles reversed. There are several videos on youtube on home electroplating.

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Thank you, Hoodoo, much appreciated information.

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Thanks Cheryl, much appreciated. :clover:

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