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Old 09-22-2014, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by motoclay View Post
I haven't tried it yet, but I'm willing to bet berrymans metal/carb dip will get it perfect.....that stuff is mean on paints, sludge, deposits on valves, just about anything
That stuff looks like it might do great on the pipes and not harm the polished finish.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:26 PM
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I know it does one helluva job cleaning paint guns after many uses and halfass cleanings....it brings the guns back to factory new....

And isn't anodizing basically a dye? How would stripping that off do anything to the metal strength? It's not nickel plating or anything like that????
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:33 PM
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Hard anodizing does but I'm not sure that any pipes are hard anodized.
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Originally Posted by motoclay View Post
And isn't anodizing basically a dye? How would stripping that off do anything to the metal strength? It's not nickel plating or anything like that????
Anodizing is aluminum oxide (a ceramic, which is very hard). The dye is just something added for flavor, and isn't anything important. Hard anodizing is just a really thick layer of anodizing. That's why hard anodized pipes are so hard and relatively dent resistant.
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