I've stripped a couple of Nickel plated frames now (P7 and Marin Team Issue).
The first thing to remember is that Nickel plating is immensely durable... you can scrub it really hard (to remove the small rust spots and you won't damage the finish).
Nitromors has little effect (imo) on lacquer. As I said on the thread the cheap paint & varnish stripper from B&Q (see pic below) is far superior. Just lather it on with a brush, leave for one hour and when you come back you will see the lacquer has started to bubble.
Then using warm soapy water and a brillo pad (wire wool full of soap) start scrubbing at the frame. The lacquer will come off in stages.
Repeat this process four times (ish) and you'll be stripped. A side benefit is that the brillo pads actually polish the nickel to a really nice finish.
This is where I am now with mine. I plan to use autosol as an abrasive polish to remove the last of the stubborn rust spots.
To give you an idea of time, this has taken me no longer than four hours of work.
It really is very satisfying to see the improvement you can make! Before and after shots to go... Not finished yet, but well on the way. Got all the bits for a nice STX RC build. Don't suppose anyones got a pair of plated F7 lying around doing nothing?
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