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Brazing in Chromed seat and chain stay

Old 09-20-19, 06:42 PM
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Brazing in Chromed seat and chain stay

I was approached by a friend that needs a right rear drop out replaced. The stays are chromed. Is there a minimally invasive way to remove the chrome other than taking it to a chrome shop to have it chemically removed?
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Make sure the friend understands that chrome can bring a challenge beyond the usual. The unseen tube interiors as example... I have very lightly ground off the chrome (only on a stay with it relatively thicker wall then a main tube) and sanded to prep before once. I did the brazing outside with plenty of ventilation. The finished repair was painted after a sand blasting. The frame's insides were pretty rusted. I would do another unless the friend can walk away with no functional frame. Andy(who learned form his "mistakes")
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