Cleaning Melted Rubber from Exhaust Pipes

Cleaning Melted Rubber from Exhaust Pipes

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This is geat for cleaning most anything that has melted onto your motorcycle exhaust pipes. I have used this procedure to clean a melted nylon and cotton jacket from the exhaust pipes on a Honda Rebel.

Tags: cleaning, exhaust, motorcycle, detailing, rubber, nylon, pipes, chrome
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For cleaning melted plastic from plastic bags, rain gear, or the like, I use tin foil. That's right. Aluminum foil. You probably have some in your kitchen. This was scary, since the last thing any of us wants is to scratch our chrome. But here's the kicker. Aluminum is softer than chrome. No matter how hard I scrubbed (and I scrubbed hard - not psychotically hard, mind you, but with decent pressure) the chrome was unscathed. Aluminum foil not only works for rubber, plastic, etc, burned on pipes, but also clears up any errant oxidation, or rust, that may appear on other chrome, such as sissy bars, racks, and the like. I bought the chrome polish, and tried to find aluminum wool (similar to steel wool, but made of aluminum). This was a pain in the neck and ultimately, unsuccessful.
Location
Frederick, Maryland
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