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  • Removing Melted Rubber from Exhaust

    I ran a quick search but couldn't find any info, if I've missed another thread with the info I need please by all means direct me there.


    I took a pillion recently, who was wearing boots with a fat heel on them, so I told her to keep the heels up on the pegs (to stop them from resting on the exhausts and melting) - however it was a long ride and by the end I had two heel sized patches of melted rubber on my exhausts.

    Has anyone got any ideas as to how to remove said rubber without scratching said exhausts?
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    try scraping it with something made of hard plastic. it should be hard enough to get the rubber off but not scratch your can.
    Last edited by likefry; 13-10-2007, 10:36 AM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by likefry View Post
      try scraping it with something made of hard plastic. it should be hard enough to get the rubber off but not scratch your can.
      like what, a spatula or something?
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      • #4
        yes, a spatula, but they might be a bit soft.

        Try something more like a credit card
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        • #5
          Originally posted by barfridge View Post
          yes, a spatula, but they might be a bit soft.

          Try something more like a credit card
          Thats a good idea - cos i need a way to stop me from using it all the time :p
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          • #6
            plastic joint knife



            about $1 from any hardware store. either paint or gyprock section.

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            • #7
              I use fine steel wool gently either dry or wet. Gets the rubber off and shine the pipes.

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              • #8
                I use Autosol (metal polish), the key is apply when the exhaust is hot comes off easy.

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                • #9
                  Get said pillion to do it
                  “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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                  • #10
                    take the bike for a ride so the rubber is hot then scrape it off
                    A site all parents should check regulary
                    http://www.mako.org.au/temp_a.html

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                    • #11
                      Rubber and plastics, melt it off chemically. If its rubber, unleaded takes that apart, or acetone.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Actix View Post
                        I use Autosol (metal polish), the key is apply when the exhaust is hot comes off easy.
                        +1 for autosol when I melted my big fcuking clown shoes to the pipe on my VTR. but then I had to do the whole pipe coz it had I big shiny section

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                        • #13
                          autosol works well
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                          • #14
                            We just did it with some old fuel, worked an absolute treat.

                            Foofie to the rescue again!

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                            • #15
                              To complete the job it is a must that you slap the person responsible upside the head too. Lowers repeat offences.
                              Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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