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Old 08-31-2008, 10:29 PM   #31
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Do you use concentrate antifreeze or premixed as it goes into your cars radiator because concentrate aint cheap to use once then throw out
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:46 PM   #32
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I have 10+ racing pipes for my two 1/10 scale cars and all my pipes look like new eventhough most are over a yr old. From my experience it has no effect on the aluminum other than cleaning it spotless. I set my crock pot to low and leave the pipes in overnight or at least 12 hrs then remove them and rinse/wipe them off. Afterwards my wife does a pot roast. Just kidding on that last statement. But kidding aside after the crock pot cools of I put the lid on and store it under my work bench for the next time. Haven't changed the anti-freeze out in over 8 months so it's about due for a new batch.

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Yup, this is the best for cleaning pipes. I let the anti-freeze cool before I pull the pipes out. It also cleans the inside of the pipe and header like new.
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Do you use concentrate antifreeze or premixed as it goes into your cars radiator because concentrate aint cheap to use once then throw out
I have not used the 50/50 mix, I use streight anti-freeze.
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I have not used the 50/50 mix, I use streight anti-freeze.

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:36 PM   #35
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Just use full strength and you can continue to re-use. I've been using the same antifreeze for 8 months.

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Just use full strength and you can continue to re-use. I've been using the same antifreeze for 8 months.

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FYI: I use the anti freeze full strength and it hasn't hurt any of the pipes or other parts which I've cleaned with this process.>

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I use oven cleaner. Spray the pipe, let it sit for 15 mins, and rinse with warm water. Clean every time.
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All I can say is the antifreeze in the crockpot is AMAZING!! I put in 100% original green antifreeze(not diluted) and let the pipes cook on high for 6hrs let it cool and rinse and they look like new.Thanks for the tip.
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Keep in mind anti-freeze is for keeping engine coolant from freezing and also for keeping the the cooling system clean and corrosion free. It's designed to do this at warm temps. So, when using it in a crockpot to clean pipes it's cleaning both the ouside and inside of the pipe. I for one have seen the gunk that comes out of the pipes when I use this technique and I'm sure that build up isn't helping the performance of the pipe.

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Is that how you get some fast sedan and 1/8th...?
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Use a bench grinder with wire mesh disc extra fine, clean of the grim, then polish it down with steel polisher, looks like new.
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Thanks for the tip....total invested less then $19 USD.
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Does it take much scrubbing afterwards in the crockpot?

Also what brand of antifreeze is everyone using?
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