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Old 08-01-2010, 04:31 AM   #1
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Just wondering how everyone cleans all the gunk that builds up on your tuned pipes off? I have 2x os 2060 that are in good condition but are a bit caked with dirt and the EFRA # is a bit hard to read, so thought i would see how you guys clean them up without removing the EFRA#?

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I use oven cleaner and Brillo pads.

But about the EFRA number, you may engrave it in to the pipe by yourself.
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I had thought of that in the past but am not sure if it would stop you from running the pipe at national events if you engrave it!?
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crock pot and antifreeze
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:58 AM   #5
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yes sir, that is the ticket, crock pot and antifreeze, let it cook over night, and its almost as good as new
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Ok so med heat and straight anti freeze? Sounds good might have to buy a cheap one though dont think the boss would be to happy if i use hers to clean my rc stuff!
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I had thought of that in the past but am not sure if it would stop you from running the pipe at national events if you engrave it!?
If that is so then you do not bother to clean a pipe. The current laser engraving is gone before you know it. That is why I sugested a rule that the numbers have to be milled of pressed into the pipe so it is always clear to read and drivers can not give numbers to bad copies. I believe there was a vote for it so with the new pipes from 2011 onwards you can expect it.
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Ya you won't be cooking potroast in it after the antifreeze.
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go to the Dollar store or Big Lots and buy a cheap crock pot big enough for 1 or 2 pipes and just keep it in your race room!
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If the pipe is hard coated you can use a scotch brite pad and it looks new when your done.I use them on all my pipe's coated or not.What does it matter if you see a # or not?You know what pipe it is !
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Crock pot is the way to go. It also cleans the inside of the pipe
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so you guys are saying put it in a bowl and put water and boil it??? im confuse!!!
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If the pipe is hard coated you can use a scotch brite pad and it looks new when your done.I use them on all my pipe's coated or not.What does it matter if you see a # or not?You know what pipe it is !
Think he was asking because at large events in tech they spec everything to make sure it's legal for the event. He may know what pipe it is but if they can't see the efra # then they won't and he could fail post race spec.
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so you guys are saying put it in a bowl and put water and boil it??? im confuse!!!
put it in a crock pot, pour in antifreeze then boil it over....
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after it is clean polish it with mothers aluminum wheel polish.
after a few uses the pipe will stay cleaner and only need a quick polish after racing.
I used it on a new pipe from day 1 and my pipe looks great after 4 gallons.
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