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Old 12-19-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
Feb 2006
Milwaukee, WI
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I recently acquired an old Perlick draft tower with faucet. Upon disassembly of the faucet I am finding it to be excessively dirty.

What are my chances of successfully adequately cleaning this, and how should I go about this.

Right now the stainless components are in an ammonia bath. I think I'll probably move them into a nitric acid wash, scrub them and then replace the gaskets. Is this a hopeless cause?

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Old 12-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'd soak them in Oxyclean, that'll get rid of most anything.

Scratch that, they're trash. I'll PM you my address for proper disposal...
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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Unless the stainless (they are stainless?) is scored or damaged you should be fine. Future cleaning I'd recommend PBW which is stainless friendly and designed for this work.

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:14 PM   #4
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The Bird has no clue how to dispose of them properly. On the other had I am the Official Disposal Authority on used faucets. Please send them to me for Government approved disposal.

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1060 West Addison
Chicago, IL 60613

I am sure they will clean up just fine!

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