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Old 09-06-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hi guys. I have cleaned polished pipes using the boil in anti-freeze method I found on here (thank you). My question is has anyone tried this method with a hard coated pipe? I have a couple hard coated jammin pipes I would like to clean but don't want to do it if the anti-freeze will harm the coating. Thank you in advance.
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I tried the antifreeze method on a hard coated Jammin pipe and it didnt even touch the grease and baked on grime after boiling for 30 minutes. There has to be another method that works?
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oxy clean brillo.
OR
wet sand.

either method will not leave any scratches on the HCA.
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Hi guys. I have cleaned polished pipes using the boil in anti-freeze method I found on here (thank you). My question is has anyone tried this method with a hard coated pipe? I have a couple hard coated jammin pipes I would like to clean but don't want to do it if the anti-freeze will harm the coating. Thank you in advance.
Boil my hard coated and polished pipes, no harm done. Must be done for more than 30 minutes. Usually overnight.
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I tried the antifreeze method on a hard coated Jammin pipe and it didnt even touch the grease and baked on grime after boiling for 30 minutes. There has to be another method that works?
not long enough, got to give it 24 hours.


the jammin hardcoated pipe I did came out fine from exposure to glycol. my losi pipe and its faux hardcoat did not and strips down to bare aluminum.
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I can't guarentee this will work for all, or be responsible for any damages done by doing so.

Now that I am done with that... I use a little "Goo Gone Xtreme" on a rag and this seems to work wonders in getting the baked on stuff. Tough areas I soak the troubled area and place the wettened rag over it and let it sit for a couple minutes. Has worked for me so far and hasn't eaten the coating. I have the AE 2035 (Black Coating), and Dynamite 053 and 086 both with the Hard Coating.

Also be warned, this stuff stinks, use in ventilated areas
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All you do is put the pipe in the slow cooker, make sure you have taken the gasket off and then pour in the coolant just so it covers the pipe. Put the slow cooker on high and leave in there for 24hrs. After that give the pipe a rinse and all the dirt and grime is gone. The beauty about doing it this way is it gets rid of the carbon build up inside the pipe to.
If your going to try this don't do it inside as the fumes wouldn't be the best. Also don't use a slow cooker/crock pot if you want to re use it for cooking.
It's not the cheapest way to clean your pipe but it does an awesome job. But after the intial outlay it doesn't get any easier than this.
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