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Old 02-16-2009, 08:55 PM   #31
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Ive got everything to do it, but im curious will this method hurt the coating on my jammin JP3?
The JP's probably clean the easiest and look the best when finished, not a dull spot on them.
I try not to cook parts in the same oven i'm gonna cook my food. Just doesn't seem right.
I got my crock pot for free and have already cleaned 8 pipes for my friends and i.
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awesome thanks.
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so why you gonna clean a pipe if your going electric kevin?
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because ive now got my buggy 100% ready to go in nitro form.
i think i may slowly put together a conversion too though.
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What about TABASCO SAUCE for the outside to remove stains? Back in the day when I played a ton of golf I would use this to remove stains and discoloration on my clubs and it worked wonders. Just a thought not sure if it would hurt it though.
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ok i finally gave this a go.
before i started my pipes were already clean on the outside i just wanted to clean the gunk out of the inside

so i put them in the crock pot with some unmixed coolant and put it on high and left them for about 18 hours
i now have white pipes instead of silver pipes and they still have most of the gunk in them
what went wrong? everyone said this was a great method for cleaning out the inside but all it did for me was turn them white
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ok i finally gave this a go.
before i started my pipes were already clean on the outside i just wanted to clean the gunk out of the inside

so i put them in the crock pot with some unmixed coolant and put it on high and left them for about 18 hours
i now have white pipes instead of silver pipes and they still have most of the gunk in them
what went wrong? everyone said this was a great method for cleaning out the inside but all it did for me was turn them white
I think you gotta' use green old school stuff. I do and it works great for me.
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You also might want to stay away from high heat. Seems all croc pots are not created equal. I only use low.

A while back I posted that I was going to try antifreeze in an ultrasonic cleaner. You would think that would be the ticket, especially since mine is heated. Works, but not as good as I thought it might have. May try it again and use some of the antifreeze from my croc pot since I know .for sure it is the old/real/good stuff.

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:38 AM   #39
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TIX,
I think the green stuff is the key to success. I used green on high overnight. It was boiling! I had some hard annodized pipes and some regular alum. All cam out cleaner than they went in...
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i was using green stuff
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I don't know what happend then, Bro. Sorry
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wow how much of an advantage or more power does the pipe make by putting it in a crock pot?
I'd like to know also. Might be time for ours to somehow disappear! My pipe is covered by the body so I really don't care how shiny it is. Dirty pipe gives that "Sleeper" look to it. I could see it helping if there was build up inside the pipe though. Is that a common problem? Never heard of this before now I'm curious.
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I'm really starting to doubt if I will do this now. I went back through and saw the notes about making sure it has phosphate in it or ethylene glycol.

TIX - You were using green stuff and it didn't work? So the outside of the pipe the finish was "damaged" but it's clean right? Or not? What about the inside? Can you see in there with a flashlight to see if all of the gooey exhaust residue is gone? Did it do any good at all?

I've got some old Prestone laying around that is extended life and mixes with any color antifreeze. It's light green in color, not the deep green I remember from 20 years ago like it all used to be. Ingredients listed are ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, sodium 2-ethyl hexanoate, and sodium neodecanoate.

No phosphate listed. I'm doubting that this stuff will work. Any of you chemists out there care to guess if I'd be wasting my time with it?

My pipe has got a light, slimy coating on the inside of it. By light I mean it's thin enough that you can still see the pipe material in a lot of spots. What bothers me though is it looks like there are many grains of sand or dirt in there. Definatley want those out!

I'm about ready to plug it up and fill it with Simple Green and let it soak for a couple of days and find a skinny brush to scrub it out, rinse it good and call it good enough. Or whatever else I've got on the shelf that is a good degreaser. Inspect it for dirt/sand when I'm done and see if I'm happy with it. I've got enough bad luck with things that others have no problem with to feel like the crock pot and new gallon of green coolant will turn out to be a waste of my money like poor TIX found out
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What about soaking pipes in laquer thinner. Won't that disolve the baked on crud??
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I've cleaned quite a few pipes this way. The only time I had one come out white was using the "orange" antifreeze. The only time I had one come out black was when I didnt have enough "green" and I added water.

100% prestone "green" and I have yet to experience any issues.
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