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Old 08-17-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
Feb 2010
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I was in the right place at the right time and scored some free Copper tubing. It has a little bit of latex paint from where someone painted around it. Anyone got any methods of cleaning or a chemical to remove this? Then how would I prep it for my wort immersion?

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Old 08-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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they have paint remover at the hardware store. I'm not sure I would use it on a planned immersion chiller though. I would just scrape the paint off with a putty knife or sharp pocket knife or something and then clean the copper with a vinegar/water solution before use. Just boil up enough water/vinegar to immerse your chiller and it will clean it up nicely.
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