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|French term or phrase: décapage|
|Aluminium: dégraissage, décapage, chromatation.|
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You original does not specify what is being removed from the aluminium, nor the process used. The term « décapage » is commonly translated by « stripping ». This typically applies to removal of a painted, varnished or resin coating of some sort but not exclusively.
Traditionally, sandblasting is used to smooth off a surface and often follows a chemical stripping, removing the traces of the coating and smoothing the surface off prior to washing, treatment and repainting or whatever. Whilst, the process used may be important, as there are several ways in which an aluminium surface can be restored (chemical or dry processes), I still think the term « décapage » should be translated by « stripping ».
Unless you know that sandblasting is the process being used, you might be making an assumption which is not correct. Even if sandblasting is being used here, the original does not read "sablage" but "décapage"....
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