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Cleaning the header tank...
« on: June 24, 2009, 17:13:46 PM »
...what might be the best method and substance to get the inside and outside sparkly clean??

I've already used white spirit on it and it's also been through the dishwasher (!!!) but it's still pretty grotty inside...
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 17:53:22 PM »
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 18:27:57 PM »
Used diluted bleach on a carlton one, worked a treat

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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 18:30:58 PM »
Gravel & water, shake well :)
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 20:49:58 PM »
Used diluted bleach on a carlton one, worked a treat
i would say strong bleach, and some soap in there aswell, and leave it over night
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 21:14:16 PM »
Gravel & water, shake well :)

That could actually work...!!
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 21:37:59 PM »
That could actually work...!!
becarefull, you might scratch it then it will look even worse once the colour returns
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 22:11:44 PM »
That could actually work...!!

It does I've done it ;) Used to do it on bunny water bottles too, works a treat and doesn't scratch either the plastic is pretty tough :)
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 22:31:08 PM »
Gravel & water, shake well :)

F*cking mint idea :)

I was gonna say dishwasher :)
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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 01:51:47 AM »
I just did one the other day from a rover, gunked up like hell with yellow muck. I used paint cleaning thinners.  Just put half a cup in. put the cap back on and shake it about. Then after a blast of washing up liquid and another shake. Bingo clean and new looking.

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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 10:25:55 AM »
The coating is probably a mix of oil, and limescale (from using tap water) so use thinners to wash the oil out, for the hard bits use patio cleaner, or a cleaner containing acid, acid eats limescale,
i used daz washing powder ,with that I used a `baby milk bottle cleaning brush` to clean mine, i have also used a pan scourer on the end of a piece of wire from a coat hanger, to scrub the inside

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Re: Cleaning the header tank...
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 13:38:35 PM »
Gravel & water, shake well :)

Or a bit of chain like you may find on your sink plug. Remember dad using it to clean inside wine bottles for the home brew!! HIC! ;D
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