you could try chrome platers and get a quote for removing only , but after having a quick look it seems to be quite costly as it uses nasty chemicals
it might be my eyes but i cant read a word of this
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5185525696
i think the magic black box is a rectifier though . if i could get hold of or even understand one id start anodising stuff
you could get some caustic soda from a chemist ( have a joke with the staff about making the mrs dissolve in the bath
) and dip it in that to get rid of the rust which might make you a bit happier about the chrome
sand blasting might work but its a heavy abrasive so could damage the metal underneath , could be worth looking into if the plating is flaking off as the media can get better results if it can get under the chrome
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