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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 01:42 PM
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Easy Off oven cleaner. Put it on a warm to hot pipe, leave it overnight, or at least a few ours, and just wipe it off. Nothing is easier than that.
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I have a can of automotive paint thinner that works great. Probably similar to acetone.

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Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
I used 000 steel wool and WD-40, cleaned up slick and easy!
The 000 steel wool works great. I had a bit of plastic melted on, maybe 1 in square, much smaller than what you've got, but the steel wool and a little elbow grease worked great to get it off.

But use 000 steel wool, can't stress that enough
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Take 4 fingers of Jack Daniels and add 4 ice cubes. Take one of those cubes and rub it over the plastic to chill it then a razor blade under the plastic and it should come off. Then drink the JD. Once off give the pipes a good polish.

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Originally Posted by fysl View Post
A plastic bag got stuck on the muffler while it was hot and melted on it , I tried to clean it off but it's stuck on it so hard , what to do ?

I had the same problem, Easy Off oven cleaner solved it. Warm.up the engine first

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I tried the oven cleaner and it did not work for me.
Next time I will try some of these other remedies
000steel wool and wd40 sounds good.

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Used extra strength easy-off. Heated the pipes sprayed on cleaner and let sit (as described in the instructions). Wiped right off.

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Originally Posted by OverHillAndDale View Post
I got mine off without damaging the chrome using a dremel with a small wire-wheel. I was suprised that it took off the plastic without leaving any scratches. The wire wheel had approx 1/4 inch fibers that were fairly stiff.
brass wire wheels are the softest. I'd start there (or some high tech plastic wheel) before going to traditional steel or stainless.

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I put my chain lock over the muffler too soon and the sleeve melted on a little.

Just cranked it back up and let it get hot and then cleaned it with a very damp clean cloth.
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