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Old 09-25-2006, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove melted plastic from exhaust?

Dropped something on my exhaust a while back-can't remember exactly what now-but I think it was a plastic bag or something like that. Anyway I found the results on it when I got back from that trip and it appears to be something melted on it. I've been trying WD40 and a lot of soaking but haven't made a lot of progress so far-although it is getting better.
Any good suggestions for something to remove it with? All my cleaners & polishers didn't seem to do much.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dropped something on my exhaust a while back-can't remember exactly what now-but I think it was a plastic bag or something like that. Anyway I found the results on it when I got back from that trip and it appears to be something melted on it. I've been trying WD40 and a lot of soaking but haven't made a lot of progress so far-although it is getting better.
Any good suggestions for something to remove it with? All my cleaners & polishers didn't seem to do much.
I had some melted plastic on mine...I warmed the engine and used oven cleaner...then my chrome polish....it worked.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll try that. I didn't have any oven cleaner but I'll get some and see.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Something that is a softer abrasive works good while using the WD-40. I use something like 0000 steel wool, SOS Soap pads or Nevr-Dull.

Use asymetric circles when wiping, and do it gently, gently, gently.
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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0000 steel wool and water.....tried and true....works for me every time i have some silly fender lizzard on the back who does exactly what i tell her not to do....."keep your damn feet off the pipes".....i bet i go through this ritual at least once or twice a month.

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Old 09-25-2006, 03:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I melted my rain pants on mine, used oven cleaner, then "blue Job", some elbow grease, and it came off....good luck
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try acetone-- I use it all the time, and it smells and works great! (really- it dissolves most anything and doesn't scratch)
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It is simple like that: first use gasoline from your fuel tank, than Nevr-Dull Wadding polish (you must have it, since you will always need it!) and finally an old cotton T-shirt. Good luck.

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Honda Pro spray cleaner on fine steel wool, wipe with clean rag.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Easy Off oven cleaner and a old rag but do not get any on paint or aluminum, you can use a razor blade on thick spots first. If you use steel wool you will leave fine scratches in the chrome. This has always worked for me. Phil.
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Unhappy Steel Wool...DON'T DO IT!!

Don't even think about putting any type of steel wool (don't care how fine it is) on any chrome surface you care about. I've been there and done that (bad plan).

Melt off what you can and and then get some "Goof Off"

http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...Y-PLST-0-BRAND

Then use a PLASTIC dish scrubber (NO METAL) with the Goof Off after the pipe has cooled. There is no easy way to get that crap off. Just be patient..you'll be glad you did.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A piece of scrap wood works for me. Heat the pipes up and scrape it off. Wood's softer than chrome, so no scratches.
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I used Flitz on my FXD Propipe,coming back from TX. I got some plastic rain suit on them(they are out of here)and used Flirz witha shop rag all gone and shiny chrome.
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi!

I got some goop on my pipes and got rid of most of it using chrome polish. The rest I can't seem to get off "mechanically", so I think I'll have to go chemical.

A lot of guys here have been recommending Easy-Off oven cleaner. The can I found here at the house ("Easy-Off Heavy Duty Original Oven Cleaner") says on the label not to use it on chrome, though. Is it safe to use anyway? Or are there different kinds of Easy-Off? Don't want to make bad worse...

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