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Old 12-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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cleaning burned plastic or what ever on pipes

after a while my pipes are looking pretty ratty from burned on boot or oil or what ever. I've try everything from pig spit to chrome polish
easy off works ok but is not good for the chrome.. so i'm about throw in the towel , then i see the wife cleaning our new glass cooktop with a product called weiman cooktop cleaner so i try it on my pipes wow! 10 minutes look like brand new pipes it uses a soft red scrub pad and does not scratch the chrome. this really works
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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easyoff oven cleaner read the directions and adapt to make them work.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmmm..tough audience..
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use WD-40 to get rid of boot scoffs.
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I use a razor blade and wd40. Just be real careful.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had a spot of black crud of some kind and scraped it off with a penny. Then shined every thing up with kitchen wax. Looks great now.
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EZ off is great. It works on burned on oil too. Just don't get it on the paint.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ya gotta love those ladies with painted nails ...

If ya can get at it while it is fresh use a fire extinguisher it'll pop right off. Had a Bunny touch down on the pipes with a high heeled boot about the size of a dime ... got lucky that day ... cause it wasn't 10 minutes old.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When pipes are cool scrape off with a penny........Works great ......seriously.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I get the pipes hot until the stuff on them melts.
Then I wipe with a towel being careful to make quick wipes and turn the towel to it's opposite side each wipe. The goal is to get all the stuff off except a very fine film.
Then let the pipes cool.
After cooled, take fine steel wool and gently remove the residue.
Works for me. And fine steel wool doesn't scratch the chrome of the shields.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I get the pipes hot until the stuff on them melts.
Then I wipe with a towel being careful to make quick wipes and turn the towel to it's opposite side each wipe.
Synthetic towels are really soft...
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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cleaning chrome on your Harley

Try steel wool; it also works.
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