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  1. ArabianOak

    ArabianOak Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ok gang, heres the dilemma. My good friend just bought a ducati monster 1200. He's an older guy almost 72 years old. He was gassing up his bike and hung his leather jacket on the handlebars. The leather coat ended up laying on his exhaust pipe and not only did it ruin his coat but it also stained his pipe really bad!

    Does anyone know if there is a cleaner to remove a stain like this? He's tried brillo pads, never dull and neither have done anything.

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  2. oldmachguy

    oldmachguy Active Member Established Member

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    I had one of those grocery store plastic bags wrap itself around the catback on my Mach. Stunk. Looked like chit. Nothing but scraping (razor blade, pocket knife, screwdriver, wire brush, etc) followed by wire wheel (dremel) worked.
     
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  3. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Bummer. It looks like the material will have to be chemically removed. I suspect that it would take a lot of elbow grease otherwise. He may have to resort to having the pipe removed and bead/sandblasted.
     
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  4. mariusvt

    mariusvt Active Member Established Member

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    It's baked on, no good way to go about it. Since it's stainless, could always get it damp, cover the area with a granular like barkeeper's friend and go to town with a wire wheel. It will need a good wash after because the wheel will sling stuff everywhere.
     
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  5. Relaxed Chaos

    Relaxed Chaos Faster! Established Member

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    I was thinking oven cleaner or bar keepers helper. Soak it good, keep it wet, and then Scotch Brite the crap out of it.

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    M91196 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have had good luck when I was able to get repair conditions as close to the conditions that caused the problem, the one I might warm it up and try oven cleaner, but test on a spot before committing
     
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  7. Stevenbekah

    Stevenbekah Cobra bitten Established Member

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    Try muriatic acid in small, diluted doses. Yes, it might stain the pipes, but it'll get that chit off

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  8. RedRocketMike

    RedRocketMike A Member Well Known Established Member

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    Wet sand.
     
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    lOOKnGO Keep'um smiling Established Member

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    I had a 70 Corvette with side pipes. This is back in the early 80's when polyester was still in heavy use. Females would constantly swing their legs out after opening the door, and use the pipe to pull their legs against. The only way I could clean it off was to run the car to temp, leave running and scrape with a new razor. This was on chrome, just after the collector. I then used a bumper cleaner to get the remaining residue.
     
  10. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    That's gonna be hard to clean without removing the pipe, looking at how wide spread the gunk is. Best way IMO is to remove it, and sand blast as @PhoenixM3 suggested. It will also prevent the rest of the bike getting messy if he has to spin a wire wheel.
     
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    CV355 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Might be able to light media blast it, like walnut shell.
     
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  12. kazman

    kazman King of Kazmania Established Member

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    Propane torch to finish carbonizing it and 00 steel wool to take it off
     
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    StrayBullitt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Damn that sucks, This is what comes to mind for me.. roto loc bristle disc and then follow it up with some sanding and polish as needed.
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    That’s the word I was looking for! Walnut shell.
     
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    Coiled03 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    If it's stainless, and not chromed, just take it off and wet sand it. I polished out the frames of many motorcycles that had a heat coating on them by using aircraft stripper to soften it up, then wet sanding it to a shine.
     
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    PaxtonShelby FRULE10 Established Member

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    I agree with Bob on removing the pipe. Put it in a vice and start trying things. If nothing works I would consider replacing the pipe.
     
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    I would get it ceramic coated before replacing it.


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    72SBC Doesn’t care Established Member

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    Try Wd40 and rough steel wool, then work down to fine steel wool. Ceramic Stove cleaner works too.
     

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