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Old 07-07-2020, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Rusted DP: Scotchbrite?

Recently bought a GS DP off a user here, and it's got pretty heavy rust on there (he sent me pics before so I knew what I was purchasing).

Since it's constructed from 304 Stainless and a solid build from most reviews, I assume the rust is mostly gunk and road salt from the previous owner's driving in the snowy northeast.

I live in California with no road salt, so I'm thinking of taking scotchbrite and soap to the DP just to make it look nicer and kill some quarantine time.

Any thoughts? Any particular better alternatives that I can go with?
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:50 PM   #2
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scotchbrite or ss wool of some sort with a light oil as a lube.
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:12 PM   #3
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scotchbrite or ss wool of some sort with a light oil as a lube.
oil on a downpipe?
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:18 AM   #4
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oil on a downpipe?
wipe it off when you're done. its just a lubricant for polishing.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:17 PM   #5
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Maybe something like a Stainless Steel polish of some sort that are used for Appliances as well?

I bought a used SS Nameless CBE that needed some cleaning and with Scotchbrite, I used Hope's Stainless Steel Polish/Cleaner and it came out quite well.
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:22 PM   #6
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Maybe start with a wire wheel to make your life easier, graduate to an aggressive scotch brite, and finish it off with some metal polish and fine steel wool.
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:16 PM   #7
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Mothers polish or any metal polish.
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:21 PM   #8
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If it looks rusty after DP, might I recommend an enema first?
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:36 PM   #9
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If it looks rusty after DP, might I recommend an enema first?
Thatís a nasty one.

Thanks for the help everyone, Iíll give the fine steel wool and polish a try and update later this weekend
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