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I just bought a few used Bitspower compression fittings and was wondering how to clean them. Using a qtip didnt work too well. Would vinegar + watrr work?
    
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Vinegar would work but don't leave it sitting in vinegar too long. It will eat away the chrome plating on the brass tubing.
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There are these large pipe cleaner kits in the fish sections at pet stores. They do a great job for both inside and out.
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I added one of these to an Amazon order with some other stuff, so it shipped free, and it works great to clean tubing, and to clean the insides of fittings as well as scrubbing the threads.

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I added one of these to an Amazon order with some other stuff, so it shipped free, and it works great to clean tubing, and to clean the insides of fittings as well as scrubbing the threads.

careful with those as the bristles may be too rough and strip away the anodised layer. the exposed copper may corrode.
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Qtip, Alcohol, Soap and Water.

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post #7 of 8
I'm surprised q-tips didn't work well for you. I used a q-tip and isopropyl to clean my fittings and it worked great.
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Remove orings and put them in got water with soap for some time.
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