This is the stuff im using to strip stuff.
Il post a pic later
Its called 'Kiwi Kleen'
Bought in Poundland and its a heavy duty drain cleaner containing Sodium nitrate,Sodium hydroxide 52.5%
You get three sachets each one you pour down the drain and add a cup of water
Pour one sachet in a cup[because its glazed] and fill up with water.
Gives off Hydrogen and i think oxygen too so no smoking
Piece of string to dip the part into the solution and a basin of cold water to kill the reaction.
Dip the part into the cup of drain cleaner,count to 10 then dip it in the water and swirl it about a bit
As you repeat this process you will see the colour come off into the basin and the part turn a kind of a metallic brown.
I use at that point some autosol on a cloth.no need to wire wool it if it was reasonable to begin with.
I suggest you wear gloves for the polishing process as god only knows what the brown stuff is
It's quite hard work doing the polishing so keep at it
I've to strip a CK topcap from green to mach some other CK bits im attempting to make into a nifty pepper grinder(i didnt think a salt shaker was such a good idea
,ill post up some pics of the process to help reassure others its an easy thing to do.
Empty the mix down the drain and knock the handle off the cup so you dont use it for tea
and i dont think i need to remind people not to breath the fumes
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