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Old 10-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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I have 2 pipes that both have built up gunk on the outside due to fuel spillage and what not. Anyways what is the best way to clean the pipe. I have on that is hard coated and one that is chromed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Start with an air gun if available, then wipe excess with paper towel or rag, then squirt some simple green on there and wipe that off
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(the outside, chrome) steel wool works amazing for me
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wipe the gunk off with a rag, and use metal polish to shine it up nice. Every now and then take it off the engine and blast the inside with motor spray to get all the gunk out
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the sure fire way to clean a pipe inside and out is to get a crock pot, fill it with Anti-freeze throw your pipes and headers in, minus the gaskets, and slow boil them for a day!

Keep crock pot in place away from animals!
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the sure fire way to clean a pipe inside and out is to get a crock pot, fill it with Anti-freeze throw your pipes and headers in, minus the gaskets, and slow boil them for a day!

Keep crock pot in place away from animals!
dude! You have way tooooo much time on your hands! Pipe boiling for a day?!

That's just insane......................but................... ....Can I send you mine, for the next soup?!?! lol
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I don't recommend re-using that crock pot...
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Wipe off the loose stuff, take the pipe outside & place it on a peice of cardboard (you will have to throw the carboard away when done). Spray the pipe with EASY-OFF oven cleaner & let it sit for 20+ minutes then hose it off. You may need to repeat if it was really gunky. Were rubber gloves when handling the pipe with the Easy-Off on it. This work great & requires almost no muscle work. DO NOT USE EAZY-OFF ON BLACK COATED PIPES, it will take the black coating off.
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the sure fire way to clean a pipe inside and out is to get a crock pot, fill it with Anti-freeze throw your pipes and headers in, minus the gaskets, and slow boil them for a day!

Keep crock pot in place away from animals!




this works great.... also gets some of the stuff on the inside too..... makes your pipes look like new.... minus all the dents and scratches
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the best way to get a pipe clean is to get a gallon of berrymans b19 chem dip. its about 16 dollars i got mine at auto zone. toss the pipe right in the gallin can and let it sit for a day or 2 and then remove and rinse with water. pipe will look brand new both inside and out. also use rubber gloves its actually a serious chemical
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Pipe cleaning

This was discussed a while back.
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With Before and after pics ------->

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For the best way to clean the pipe after cooking, turn of the pot and let it cool down a little (trust me, it was super hot when it was still on)...cleaning the pipe off while they are WARM is the best.

The final cleaning actually does not need to scrub, they are almost like a thin layer of 'black stuff", you just need to wipe it off, very easy.

Just buy the straight Anti-freeze for the MAX performance, don't buy the pre-mixed 50/50 one...this is the one I use from Walmart, $9.99 and the pod I got from the same place $9.99.





Fine...I might as well post the rest of the process pictures













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the sure fire way to clean a pipe inside and out is to get a crock pot, fill it with Anti-freeze throw your pipes and headers in, minus the gaskets, and slow boil them for a day!

Keep crock pot in place away from animals!
Be carful not to boil on stove my friend did this with pure antifreeze to clean boat motor wasn't watching and had flames to the ceiling. Two more minutes and the house would of been on fire.I didn't know antifreeze would even burn.He didn't know either until now.I am sure he had it alot hotter than a crock pot would ever get though.
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with hard coated u can use a bench grinder witha wire wheel.. lightly touch it and it comes right off... not sure on non coated...
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I wet sand all my pipes clean.. obviously the polished ones aren't polished anymore, but at least their not covered in dirt. The Hard Coated ones come out like new...
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