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Old 12-26-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Would this be ok to do on my pipes?

I'm sik of the scratches and the dirt that bakes on.
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sand blasting,bead blasting or media blasting will leave the surface porous which will enable even more debris to stick to it.
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i have a few that are sandblasted..but then i had them powder coated black and they are holding p very well
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:48 PM   #5
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Would this be ok to do on my pipes?

I'm sik of the scratches and the dirt that bakes on.
I got tired of trying to keep them polished and used 600 grit or finer imory cloth or a scuff pad like body shop's use to scuff paint to give them a brushed look.
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if you really want to clean your pipes, get a deep fryer and some cheap anti-freeze (coolant) 1/4 fill the deep fryer set on a low heat and leave the pipe in there over night. The coolant is an aluminum conditioner and will clean it.
Make sure to do this in a well vented shed or outside as the fumes from the glycol may be dangerous(very dangerous apparently).
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Sand blasting will make it easier for gunk to stick & get baked on like mentioned above but, it will also have the effect of increasing surface area by upto 100% & so cooling if a cool pipe is beneficial for you.
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if you really want to clean your pipes, get a deep fryer and some cheap anti-freeze (coolant) 1/4 fill the deep fryer set on a low heat and leave the pipe in there over night. The coolant is an aluminum conditioner and will clean it.
Make sure to do this in a well vented shed or outside as the fumes from the glycol may be dangerous(very dangerous apparently).
Do this with a cheep crock-pot outside on med.-high over nite and they'll look like new every time. Plus gets all the stuff out of the inside. It works.
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I got tired of trying to keep them polished and used 600 grit or finer imory cloth or a scuff pad like body shop's use to scuff paint to give them a brushed look.
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or I will polish them often on a buffing wheel, works really good and they always look new.
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Use caustic soda, or any other outlet cleaner
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hey guys, check out the Speed Shop thread in this forum. I offer a pipe clean service that will have it looking as fresh as possible for $10 plus shipping.

We have a lot of other neat services as well.

My direct email is alanburton20@gmail.com
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Does anybody know how to harden a pipe?
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After the anti freeze dip, I recommend Mothers mag/Alluminium polish, it works great, and prevents things sticking as much. I do it by hand with a soft rag.....
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