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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:46 PM
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my trimetal has sum stains and i was wondering if it was ok to use clr on the outside of the stem to clean it? and is it ok if i get sum on the inside accidently?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:16 AM
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It will be hard to get inside some of the cleaning solution inside, but use a metal polish.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:30 AM
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You can also use lemon juice and baking soda or white vinegar and salt.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:39 AM
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wait....what?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:48 AM
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Mix lemon juice and baking soda to form a paste and use that to polish brass or copper. White vinegar mixed with salt works too and you can add flour or corn starch to that to make it a paste.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 11:21 AM
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Mix lemon juice and baking soda to form a paste and use that to polish brass or copper. White vinegar mixed with salt works too and you can add flour or corn starch to that to make it a paste.
Truth. This is what I use when I am not too lazy to polish up my rigs.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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how much lemon juice to baking soda should i mix to get this paste?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:49 PM
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OR you can just buy neverdull at walmart and use that if you're too lazy to make paste. I use it on my trimetal and it comes out really nice.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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I've used CLR to remove the rust from my purge valve, but other then that, I use lemon juice and baking soda to clean my hookah.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 05:03 PM
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how much lemon juice to baking soda should i mix to get this paste?
The ratio is not critical. Just add baking soda to the lemon juice until you get a paste you can work with and polish away.

Simichrome is the best metal polisher I've come across but it's expensive and harder to find. Brasso and Nevr-Dull is cheaper and found in most stores but they are also more abrasive so be careful not to over do it if you are using it on plated metals. The liquid is better than the presoaked wads.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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I have a dual metal KM and I used CLR just recently to clean it. It does a really great job.

I finished it off with a little brasso on the outside. Just make sure that you don't get it near your stem openings.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:47 AM
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I've used CLR to remove the rust from my purge valve
Same. That stuff works wonders.

I just use some old brass cleaner I found in my house and it polishes my Heart of Lion's copper to a bright shine.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 02:07 AM
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Use this shit, say goodbye to oxidation stains. Spoiler: it's awesome.

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Old August 16th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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where can i find that?
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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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Home Hardware has it (Canada). In the US, SC Johnson used to make it but as they were about to discontinue the product, Malco Products purchased the rights to the brand and they're still making it to this day. The distributor is located in Barberton, Ohio.

http://www.malcoonlinestore.com/comp.../lang,english/

The price you see if for a whole case (6 cleaning kits).
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:27 PM
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I think I'm going to give that lemon juice / baking soda paste a try next time as my hookah could use a nice cleaning. It's become all smudged looking, and it used to be almost a mirror finish.

Nothing is better then smoking from a clean AND clean looking hookah :P
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