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Old 04-08-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning polished pipes, whats the best way?

hey guys just thought i would ask how you clean your pipes? i have an os 2050 and would like to clean it up but dont want to scratch or blemish the finish,any tips on the best cleaner?

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Old 04-09-2007, 12:34 AM   #2
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A slow cooker with some anti freeze works great with anodized pipes but im not sure what would happen to polished ones. also works great for old engines that you want to clean up, just remember to keep it away from children and animals
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I'm assuming you've used WD40 or something similar to start the process off. I used brasso on the pipe that my Hyper 7 had. Toothpaste might work. Try some on the bottom of the pipe where it doesnt matter so much and see what happens.
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hey guys just thought i would ask how you clean your pipes? i have an os 2050 and would like to clean it up but dont want to scratch or blemish the finish,any tips on the best cleaner?

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Since your in Australia, I bought Meguairs NXT Generation All Metal Polysh (the best metal polish in the world). You can get it at Autobarn or SuperCheap. http://www.meguiars.com.au/productde...arch=yes&show=

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leave it in a pot of nitro
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its not so much the polishing i want to do its getting the burnt on dirt off the pipe whats the best way to clean the burnt on dirt and grime off the pipe?
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I use fine sandpaper for really ugly baked on dirt to take the worst of it off. Then get the old green pot scourer out with some WD40 or similar, then give it a wash with soapy water. Once it's back to metal hit it with the autosol or your favourite polishing compound. Great job for rainy days.
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Just use simple green and water. Spray it down with simple green and wash it off. Just repeat this untill it is clean. You may need to rub trouble spots w/ a rag and simple green. If you aren't worried about the finish on the pipe then just put it in your oven and set it on clean. That seems to clean a lot of things right off, including chrome finishes and ect. though.
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