I chose this catagory because removing chrome must involve tools. I have been trying to strip the chrome off a pair of fork rockers and I'm getting poor results. I found a forum on the internet that discussed using chemical stripping with muratic acid to get the chrome off and sulfuric acid to get the nickel off. You set up a bath and use a power source, just like plating. The bath should be 2 parts water to 1 part acid. They suggested using lead as the annode. This worked great for the chrome which came right off. The nickel is another story. I have had the part in the sulfuric bath for hours using a trickle charger for the power source. I have seen virtually no removal of the nickel. My second assault on the nickel has been with a sandblaster but I just don't have enough compressor for the job. My final method has been to use die grinders, belt sanders, files, and sandpaper and that has worked but it's miserable and gets into the rocker itself. I'd love to hear about a better way.