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post Jul 31 2010, 08:19 PM
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First, THANKS for defending my right to be an asshole! I like that!!

IDK, seems to me if you rub even a little bit hard with the green thing it's gonna scratch chrome. the petroleum will break down the rubber, or whatever yer' boots are made of.
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post Jul 31 2010, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE:"First, THANKS for defending my right to be an asshole!"
Thats my job ,
if you let the zippo fluid sit for a couple minutes, it breaks down the heal marks pretty good so you just barely have to rub, plus, the pad is nylon, surely chrome is stronger than nylon.
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post Jul 31 2010, 08:39 PM
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Couple years ago I pulled up to my front door. I was living in a rental while I was building my house. Anyways, I pulled up and ran in the house. Had to be less than a minute later a boy in the neighborhood, who was mentally diabled, stood on the front jug's pipe behind the foot board. He musta stood there forever. He had on a pair of Chucks.

Damn, what a mess. Finally got it all off.
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QUOTE(bone @ Mar 18 2008, 09:07 AM) *
Oh and Harry.....be sure you don't spary the easy off on your frame or anything painted!!! Then you'll be really pissed off!!!


Use a COPPER penny to scrape off the residue, works great and WONT hurt your chrome.
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post Oct 18 2011, 06:41 PM
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IT WENT ON HOT IT WILL COME OFF HOT JUST IDLE YOUR BIKE UNTILL PIPES BUILT HEAT THAN ANY CHROME POLISH WILL WORK JUST DAB IT ON AND RUB LIGHTLY YOU WILL KNOW HOW LONG TO STAY ON PIPE CAUSE IT WILL BE HOT
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post Aug 19 2012, 04:37 AM
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The issue that I have was duct tape on my pipes. This started with my shovel years ago, I was caught in the rain and used my brand new HD rain gear set. The lowers were so baggy that when I stopped at traffic lights the exhaust burnt through the pants. I repaired them with duct tape,,,,flash forward many moons,,,,Linda and I went to Lake George a couple of Friday's ago and the last 150 miles it rained real hard, used the same rain gear, this time it was duct tape on the exhaust. This stuff got really baked onto the pipes (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif) . I tried most of the tricks mentioned in this post, but it was after quite a bit of elbow grease, tried naphtha AKA lighter fluid, oven cleaner, WD40 and a wooden stick that I finally got all the the shit off the pipes. I stuck with the WD40 more for a lubricant with the rag and stick. I was afraid naphtha or oven cleaner would mess with the paint if I had accidentally got them on the paint, so I stayed with the WD40 more as a lubricant than a cleaning agent.

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With the old Shovel I really wasn't upset the machine has many many miles on her and I have (had) many many sets of pipes.
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I use wizards metal polish from the harley dealer
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post Oct 4 2013, 02:48 AM
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I found the answer from a cycle shop in RI. The best to get rid of nasty shit on the pipes that has been burned in ie duct tape, boot sole etc, is using "carburetor / injector cleaner". This stuff in non-abrasive so it won't scratch or take the shine off your pipes like any polish will as all polishes have abrasive in them, right down to semi-chrome. The thing with carb cleaner is you gotta be real careful as this will fuck up the paint in a heart beat. I spray it on a rag in just a small area and rub it on the offending area, cleans it up very easily.

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post Dec 29 2013, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE(dirtyharry @ Mar 17 2008, 10:47 AM) *
Ok guys. Whats the magic trick on removing the black boot marks on the exhaust pipes? I've tried various cleaners and chrome polish. Nothing seems to work very well. I've spent like 20 to 30 minutes rubbing them out with chrome polish only to have them return again on the next ride.


Not putting your boots on the exhaust pipes in the first place also works well. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
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Eureka. What you need to do is use carburetor or brake cleaner. Be very careful to just wet a small section of a rag and rub the area you want cleaned. you do not have to use much pressure, just make sure it does not get onto paint, otherwise the paint is gone.
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post Dec 29 2013, 06:42 PM
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You all are working to hard on this. Just use an SOS pad and water. Won't scratch the chrome.
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Just let the rest of the bike get dirty and nobody notices!
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