Yes. That stuff is going to be hard coated somehow (baked, powder coated). Maybe a seriously aggressive wire wheel on a bench grinder could get it off. You aren't gonna dissolve it. Its gonna require force.
I would agree that it would probably take a huge amount of effort.
I will add though, I actually bought a project PDP nickel plated snare drum, and the plating was done so poorly, that the previous owner took some type of cleanser/cleaner and basically made it look like chrome. So, the quality of the painting or plating will definitely play a part.
With that said, it's only $30