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Old 09-29-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Anyone bother with trying to remove the tire foam from the pipe?

Any idea on how I can clean that off?
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Anyone bother with trying to remove the tire foam from the pipe?

Any idea on how I can clean that off?
Look up Carbon Off
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Look up Carbon Off
Thanks, it works perfect?
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Thanks, it works perfect?
Works killar. Spray, let sit overnight, scrub lightly with an old toothbrush spray again, let sit and wipe off. You end up with a shiny header and pipe the anodizing isn't degraded (the anodizing is distroyed by oven cleaner). The down side- only the outside is clean. The inside is still filthy and your performance, in time, will degrade. The crock potted antifreeze will get both the inside and outside clean. At least you have a coupla options.
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.....The crock potted antifreeze will get both the inside and outside clean. At least you have a coupla options.
yeah.....but the chille from said crock pott, will give you heartburn like you've never had before:lo l:

Not to mention your wife/girlfriend taking your head off, should she find out what you've been using her cookware for.
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I have tried Carbon off many times, but thought there had to be a cheaper way to do it. The Carbon off I was buying was close to $14.00 for a spray can.
I then went to Home Depot and bought a quart can of expozy paint remover and a couple of cheap paint brushes.
Laid the items on a piece of cardboard, and then brushed it on with the paint brushes.
Within 10 to 15 min. top the grime was dripping off the pipe and header.
I just hosed them off, and lightly polished them, and as done with in 25 min top.
The items look great, cost is much lower<approx. 1/2 the cost Carbon Off> plus it is much faster
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dont know why no one invests in a ultrasonic cleaner?
it cleans the inside and outside without even touching it.
i use it to clean my pipes,headers,hardware,crankcases,pistons,headbutt ons,sleeves rods,cranks,cooling heads,clutches,clutch bells,differentials,flywheels,carb parts,suspension parts,anything i can fit inside,i even stick my electric shaver heads in there
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dont know why no one invests in a ultrasonic cleaner?
it cleans the inside and outside without even touching it.
i use it to clean my pipes,headers,hardware,crankcases,pistons,headbutt ons,sleeves rods,cranks,cooling heads,clutches,clutch bells,differentials,flywheels,carb parts,suspension parts,anything i can fit inside,i even stick my electric shaver heads in there
How much that setup run you?
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you can find them anywhere from $75.00 up to $500.00,
L&R and Branson models are good ones to look for.
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you can find them anywhere from $75.00 up to $500.00,
L&R and Branson models are good ones to look for.
Will this work?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4&blockType=G4

What do you use for the cleaning solution?
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Will this work?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4&blockType=G4

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I would not waste my time on that one.
That is for extremly light duty, rings, bracelets and things like that. Doubt very much if it would even take the lightest engine grime off the pipe/header.
Try Carbon Off, Expozy paint remover, or clean it first with old nitro fuel and then polish it, but dont waste your money on that one
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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4&blockType=G4

What do you use for the cleaning solution?
those plastic ones are cheap..basically just good for small jewelry and cd's,they only have 1 small tiny transducer.
try to find one that has a stainless outer tank with 2 transducers.

they sell powdered cleaning agents just for sonicators but i use simple green.
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this is the one i have....bought it used for $100.00 worth every penny
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Cheap Walmart crocpot- $10
Antifreeze- $5

Boil it for a couple hours. Brush off the grime that doesn't fall off. Then wipe it dry. Looks just like new. Works every time!
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i just cleaned my CRF exhaust with baking sode bixed with dish soap and a tooth brush
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