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Old 07-29-2003, 05:31 PM   #1
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Cleaning your pipe

Can anyone give me some tips on cleaning the grungy, caked-on, black stuff off of my polished one-piece pipes? I've tried Nitro Clean, denatured alcohol, mild silver polish, elbow grease- there must be an easier way to keep those expensive pipes looking new...
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i am surprised that the metal polish didnt take it off
metal polish are usually quite strong...

maybe try the metal poliosh again?

because it has worked for me for many many times
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i am surprised that the metal polish didnt take it off
metal polish are usually quite strong...

maybe try the metal poliosh again?

because it has worked for me for many many times
It's kind of silver jewelry polish, so maybe I need a stronger, more "manly" type?
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WD-40, then use Colgate (paste, not gel) to polish it.
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My way unfortunately involves elbow grease and a product called "Autosol". Works great but is time consuming.
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WD-40, then use Colgate (paste, not gel) to polish it.
I forgot to mention that putting WD-40 on the pipe before a run will make this whole process a lot easier. This is actually true for the whole car--I wipe my car down with WD-40 every couple of runs (don't spray it...). This not only keeps the car's plastic looking shiny and "new", but also makes it easier to wipe or blow the gunk off afterwards.
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WD-40 is a corrosive product

so be careful where you put it on your car


use the brass or gold polish along with wd-40
it may work
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WD-40, then use Colgate (paste, not gel) to polish it.
Colgate- I like it! Tanks guys!
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My way unfortunately involves elbow grease and a product called "Autosol". Works great but is time consuming.
Automotive "solvent"? What is it, and how come you think the time and effort are worth it?
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I forgot to mention that putting WD-40 on the pipe before a run will make this whole process a lot easier. This is actually true for the whole car--I wipe my car down with WD-40 every couple of runs (don't spray it...). This not only keeps the car's plastic looking shiny and "new", but also makes it easier to wipe or blow the gunk off afterwards.
hmmm... I use Armour-All on the plastic piece, though.

Kevin, don't clean your pipe, get a new shiny one from me!
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Is that autosol,the stuff used by panel beaters?
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Automotive "solvent"? What is it, and how come you think the time and effort are worth it?
Autosol is a German product (I think) which is basically a mild polishing paste used for delicate things such as chrome parts on a car. Very delicate on the surface but also very effective. I am not sure it is "worth it" to have a shiny pipe, but I do it anyway

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hmmm... I use Armour-All on the plastic piece, though.

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Autosol is a German product (I think) which is basically a mild polishing paste used for delicate things such as chrome parts on a car. Very delicate on the surface but also very effective. I am not sure it is "worth it" to have a shiny pipe, but I do it anyway

I'll try this AutoSol on my golf club heads first. If it works, I'll then use it on others. Wonder if it's the same as Blue Magic here.
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