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Getting melted goo off of my pipes

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  1. alexM712
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    Took my girlfriend for a ride and she didn't realize she had the heel of her boot on the top pipe. Any way to get the melted, baked on, rubber off in a manner that will look pleasing when done?

  2. Goadlocger69
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    I've heard from lots of people that Easy Off oven cleaner works well. Just don't get it on any other part of the bike, especially aluminum.

  3. quicgmicg
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    Man, I'd just get a new girlfriend!

  4. yaro
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    I've heard from lots of people that Easy Off oven...

    That's what I've used to get burned stuff off.

  5. MorkKW
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    Easy-Off oven cleaner on HOT pipes, not cold pipes.

    ALSO, this came directly from one of the gurus of all gurus, Buck, who among other things makes the Lowers for various Yammy models:
    Extremely easy solution is to dampen a rag with MEK (A paint thinner) and simply wipe it off - usually with one stroke. (careful - don't get it on the painted surfaces of the bike.)

    Take care.

  6. flazh680
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    Took my girlfriend for a ride and she didn't realize...

    Warm up the bike not hot just warm , then Tak One of those plastic putty knives. Its probaly PLASTIC first try to pick at it when cold to get it off without chemicals this may work best . otherwise I have seen others us a steel wool pad on it. ( I wouldn't do that myself)

    If that does not work try this:

    Warm up the bike not hot just warm , then Take One of those plastic putty knives.

    I am willing to bet the dealership might have some stuff that is safe to use.

  7. quicgmicg
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    +1 for MEK....available at most auto paint stores (methyl ethyl ketone)

  8. micg10
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    i use oooograde steelwool and it doesn't scratch the chrome.

  9. ktvk
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    Had it happen several times with my kids and wife. Used Autosol and it worked great Buy it at my local dealer.

    ktvk

  10. fiwezdrinkmatnezz
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    I've used a Scotch-brite pad before.

  11. bkman
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    I melted the pant leg of my rain suit to the rear pipe once. Believe it or not, I was able to just peel it off the pipe once it cooled. You might just try that first.

  12. Tucci641
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    micg10's got it right with the 0000 steel wool.. never scratches chrome.....bugs, rubber anything. Don't use anything to scrape it or you'll f--up the chrome trust me been there.

  13. kamezbanger
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    I use 0000 steel wool to clean all my chrome and glass

  14. alexM712
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    Thanks for all the tips. Well, except for the one about a new GF.
    I think I have some oven cleaner, I'll give that a try first. Will let you know.

  15. rzdixx
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    I had the same thing happen to mine. I used a orange citrus adheisive remover. and a plastic putty knife. Wet a peice of cloth with the remover and soak it for thirty seconds or so. This will soften it up. Then scrape as much as you can get off. Wipe and repeat, until the last bit comes off. It took me about 20 mins to get mine cleaned off. Hope this helps. Rob

  16. zdoneman
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    i use oooograde steelwool and it doesn't scratch the chrome....

    Me too.

  17. dheznage810
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    i use oooograde steelwool and it doesn't scratch the chrome....

    Another vote for steel wool.

  18. demayd38
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    Acetone dissolves/softens most all plastics. Just make sure pipes are cold and DON'T SMOKE when using.

  19. LiddleBen
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    -I use Easy off oven cleaner and a scotch Brite pad on cold pipes. this really works well. Just spray a little oven cleaner and let it sit for Abt. 10 minutes or so. Then scrub with the Scotch brite pad. This works for me.,L.B.

  20. alexM712
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    A couple of rounds of Easy Off did the trick. Thanks.

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