Harpic Power Plus Max 10

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  1. ColinG

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    I saw this product used on a YouTube channel called Delboy's Garage.

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    He used it on motorbike exhaust pipes to remove the blueish yellowy heat Mark's and also to get rid of flash rust and it did such a good job I thought I'd get some to try on lanterns.

    I tried it on a discoloured chrome Anchor hood that had suffered a major flare up and it worked pretty good... not perfect but much better than it was. I also tried it on a brass Tilley PL53 fount...

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    It worked very well and you can probably see it had an instant effect on contact. I used an old toothbrush to gently scrub the surface, that's all. It has a small percentage of hydrochloric acid which is why it works I guess.

    I will definitely be using it in future but I'll be careful and wash the piece well afterwards.
     
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    Colin G, I'm a biker (amongst other things) I also saw this about a year ago, cleaning motorbike front pipe headers and added it in to a conversation about cleaning lamps 6 - 7 months ago. To be fair, a particular product was being discussed, I remember my link (to the exhaust headers) was ignored, well, there were no comments. I was convinced that people were missing out at the time so I am glad you have bought this up again.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks for sharing !!

    Gilles
     
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    @paparazi ... I'm not a biker myself but Delboy's Garage has some really interesting content and I love watching his Hayabusa rebuild! I found it first when he tried out the aluminium brazing/low temp welding - fascinating.

    The Harpic Power Plus has now joined my list of lantern cleaning tools alongside Vinegar, citric acid, Mothers Mag and GSR from the stove site - all extremely useful in different circumstances.
     
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    That does look good and I’m gunna try it, if I can find it.
    I not sure, but I don’t think this particular product is available in my local Woolworths, Although it could be under a different brand name perhaps. I need to check Coles and other like stores.

    Has anyone in Aussie found this particular product?

    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    What product, Pete?

    Tony
     
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    The picture disappeared, bugger, it was obviously stolen by those Aliens that shall remain unnamed.
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    Harpic Power Plus MAX 10.

    Has anyone seen this product in Australia, if so where can I get hold of it?
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Hope you can find some. Sadly we no longer have Woolworths in the UK.

    Take care. Regards Jeremy
     
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    Poundstretcher have bottles for £1 at our local store if anyone's interested in trying it out.
     
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    Harpic's easily available in my area. They're classic in the realm of toilet bowl cleaners
     
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    I got some of this in the other week and thought it was time to try it out. The original stuff was out of stock, but I got the citrus stuff instead.:lol: Seems to get the crude off then a bit of autosol brings it up a treat. This project will go in the gallery when it's finished. Thanks for the heads up @ColinG :thumbup: IMG_20200517_142335.jpg IMG_20200517_142325.jpg IMG_20200517_142353.jpg IMG_20200517_142345.jpg
     
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    That worked extremely well - wow!
     
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    I have used it now on a late tilley fount and a primus blowtorch, incredible stuff, just watch out on other metals as it will corrode.

    I used it on a vap tube that was rusted solid, it was bad!.........

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    and this was the result of 24 hours soak and a light scouring under hot water..Fantastic stuff!

    Thanks @ColinG
     
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    Right, that settles it... i'm ordering some now!

    Anything that's good on Blow torches and Vapourisers must be useful:thumbup:... oh, and ovens as well! :)
     
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    If you've got a PoundStretcher shop near you they have it cheap at the moment. £1 a bottle
     
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    I brushed it onto the aluminium spirit cup and that seemed to start fizzing and foaming. I washed it off quick but I’d say that’s not a good reaction.
     
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    Hydrochloric acid + aluminum is not a good mix!!!!
     
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    That's what I thought when I saw what was happening.:lol:
     
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    Whoops! Fizz Fizz!
     
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    I can tell you that the Max X10 is not good with enamel either! It etches the surface and leaves it clean but with a matt finish!
     
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    :-k..But isn't the inside of an oven enamel??? ..:-k
     
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    @podbros

    It's toilet cleaner, don't use it in the oven.;):lol::lol:
     
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    Can you please tell me what that vapouriser was from? An whether you think it was original to the lamp?

    Tony
     
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    Good God! :shock: I'm sure i saw 'Oven Cleaner' somewhere??? ...Where the hell did i get Oven cleaner from???

    Probably from the Rabbit in my head, the one at the controls...](*,)

    Er.. Ha a Oho thanks @Matthew92 ...:cry:
     
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    It was from a Vapalux 300x 1940's and by the state of the lamp when I got it I would think it was original. (Actually the lamp in my Avatar after restoration)
     
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    Please all , remember not to clean your toilets with oven cleaner ok? Especially that caustic stuff on the seats as that will really cause a ring of fire.
     
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    :shock:

    Ha ha
     
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    Look at the ingredients... if it has a proportion of hydrochloric acid it's the same stuff.
     

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