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Old 10-01-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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Not that one your exhaust pipe. I would like to hear what you guys use and do to keep them clean and shiny. Thanks
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Not that one your exhaust pipe. I would like to hear what you guys use and do to keep them clean and shiny. Thanks
You can use steel wool to get all the dirt and everything thats stuck to it off then get some mothers polish and polish away it will et it as shinny as new.
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Blast it with denatured alcohol , then mothers polish with a paper towel , then polish with an mf towel. Comes out pretty much new everytime. If there are bad scratches I can remove that with a dremel and a polish pad.
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Heres how I restored my pipe...

First I used steel wool to get off all the nasty hars stuff, then I went with a 3M scuff pad, then to 2000 grit sand paper. After that I buffed it with aluminum polish on a hard wheel to get the remaining scratches out and then moved to a soft cloth wheel.
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what helicopter people do is boil them in antifreeze.
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Interesting....I'd like to see before and after results on this method.


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what helicopter people do is boil them in antifreeze.
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
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The ANTIFREEZE method works great, however there are a few
tricks to making it come out perfect.

1. Buy a cheap crock pot from a Target, Walmart, etc.
2. Buy Antifreeze.
3. Obtain an old or new tooth brush.

That is all you will need to complete the job. Follow these
simple instructions and you'll love it! I was turned on to
it by a few racer's here in Texas, I didn't believe it till I saw
it for myself ...... 100% Clean ,,, no stains,,, no tire / fuel
gunk!

1. Place your pipe / pipes in the crock pot.
2. Pour the antifreeze in to the crock pot just till they are
submerged about 1" from the surface.
3. VERY IMPORTANT!!!! Turn the crock pot on to the LOWEST
SETTING! If you try to accelerate the process by turning it
on HI, you will stain the pipe. LOW SETTING IS KEY!
4. Leave alone for about 4 - 5 hours. Then grab a rag and use
some pliers to grab it by the stinger and place it in the rag.
Then with minimal effort proceed to wipe it off, you will see
75 - 80% of it come off effortlessly. Then drop it back in for
the night / 6 - 7 hours and wake up and just wipe it off.

You will not believe it till you or one of your buds tries it! It's GREAT!

Enjoy & NO MORE SCRUBBING or POLISHING!

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Sounds great! I have to try that one.
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Would that work for other parts too? Header? Crankcase? Cooling head? Any adverse effects if you put that stuff in there?
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Thanks for the tips.
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RC Paperboy,
Yes! It does work on the headers and crankcase's!
I did a couple of crankcase's, however I did remove
the bearing's. Not that it would effect them, I just
didn't want to take a chance because I was uncertain.

Snowboard,
No Problem!

Take care!

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Would the antifreeze work with no heat if you put it in for a longer time??
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Hello Doc!
I'm really not sure! I know that the heat must
help break down the thick build up. If you try
it without, please let us know your results.

Rgds,

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To get a pipe shining again like brand new i highly recommend Brasso Metal Polish
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