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    Cleaning pipe facade with ardenbrite light gold painted surface

    Hi guys

    My pipe facade has pipes spray painted 20 years ago with Ardenbrite Light Gold. The pipes are staining in places but not too badly - you can only see it when the lights are off really. If I wanted to clean these pipes ie get the dirt and whatever staining has occurred over the years, what would I use for the best results and for least amunt of damage to the pipe and so no more tuning has to take place.

    thanks
    Nicht Bach sondern Meer

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    What is the composition of the facade pipes ... meaning the content of lead & tin?

    If they contain more lead than tin, they are likely to be very fragile - any excess handling of those pipes may cause irreparable damage.
    Have you gotten an estimate from an organ restorer/builder for this project? I would think this sort of project would be best all around in the hands of a professional.
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    I agree with you Lars
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    No its ok they are tin

    thanks!
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