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Plastic Bag on Exhaust

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mitch Clyman, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Mitch Clyman

    Mitch Clyman Tuned and Synch'ed

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    A plastic bag landed smack dab on my V9 exhaust today, its bloody mess. Any ideas how to get it off my matte exhaust? :cry:

    Thanks Mitch
     
  2. Wisconsin v7 Racer

    Wisconsin v7 Racer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I would warm it up some and try goo gone or wd40. My wife melted her heel and that worked.
     
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  3. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    BTDT. Several times, including the wife's boots as Wv7R mentions.

    My first "fix" way back when the EV was new was the wrong approach. I used steel wool. Yes, doh, on stainless steel. I see the scars of my stooopidity whenever I ride. Sigh.

    So, you ask, what works?

    What Wv7R said (on a cold can!).

    I have also used this: https://smile.amazon.com/Klean-Stri...paint+remover&qid=1551224352&s=gateway&sr=8-4

    Be VERY careful, however, in its use. Unlike so many can directions that we all decide are too tiny to read, READ THIS ONE'S!

    It'll take off paint and skin and anything else it touches, but it sure works.

    Bill
     
  4. vagrant

    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    Razor blade paint scraper.
     
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    roadscum Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    DO NOT SCRAPE the exhaust, you'll likely scratch the black finish.

    Here's what I do: Warm it up with a nice long ride. When ya get home, before shutting it off, wipe with a cotton cloth. DO NOT a microfiber rag, it too will melt.

    On chrome exhausts I've use an SOS pad, surprisingly it does not scratch the chrome if ya keep it very wet and soapy. Maybe ya can try that on a place of your exhaust that is not visible.

    Paul
     
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    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Oops. Didn't see the OP's "matte" finish. Doh.

    Aircraft finish remover is probably a really BAD idea. :(

    And, I, too, learned about m/f melting the hard way. :sweating:

    I'm not sure about the SOS, tho, Paul, on any finish, but likely cuz I'm just chicken to try. :giggle:

    Bill
     
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    The Greenies are doing their best to ban plastic bags in New Zealand, without much success. Here's a good reason to support them, perhaps?
     
  8. roadscum

    roadscum Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    That was my 1st thought Bill, but it works,,,,, maybe it's magic, dunno??

    Take a look here:
    and here:

    Paul
     
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  9. greer

    greer Just got it firing!

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    I'd be very careful of that matte finish, and test on a hidden area first. Might sound crazy, but I've had good results using the edge of a wooden block to scrape melted gunk from warm pipes. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

    Sarah
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    SOS scratched my v7 chrome pipes but the scraper didn't. Not a clue for the matte though. Hate those bags.
     
  11. Mitch Clyman

    Mitch Clyman Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Exactly what I did... WD40 is amazing !!!!
     
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