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Old 11-01-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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I have a OS T-2040, after the race and I wanted to clean it back to its shiny original condition. I used some grease remover, and the Chromed finish turned very dull ! I tried polishing it but to no avail. Any help or I will have to stay like this forever ?
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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get some Mothers Mag and Aluminium Polish

http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05100-05101.html

Use a Dremel on low speed with a felt polishing wheel. This should get the shine back.

In the future, when you want to clean a pipe, fill a cheap crock pot with green antifreeze, throw the pipe in, turn it on low and let it simmer for about 8-12 hrs. make sure you dont ever use the crock pot for food as it will not be ruined by the antifreeze.
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get some Mothers Mag and Aluminium Polish

http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05100-05101.html

Use a Dremel on low speed with a felt polishing wheel. This should get the shine back.

In the future, when you want to clean a pipe, fill a cheap crock pot with green antifreeze, throw the pipe in, turn it on low and let it simmer for about 8-12 hrs. make sure you dont ever use the crock pot for food as it will not be ruined by the antifreeze.
This works like a charm. I've recently brought a few pipes back to life using the this process.
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Your best bet is to buy another pipe just like the ome
you have now. Use one to race with and the other
to look at when it's sitting on the shelf. I honestly
like seeing a car with a dull pipe and some rubber
dust all over it. That way I can tell it's not a self-queen.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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You should also try Jassco paint stripper. You can get it at Home Depot.
Brush it on, wait about 10 min. rinse it off, and then polish the pipe with Mothers aluminum polish.
Works like a charm, and is very fast acting.

Another way is to use Carbon Off. You get this at Smart and Final.
Spray it on, rinse the pipe, and polish.
I use both methods, and either one works great, and takes very little time
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