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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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melted plastic on muffler

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 ?

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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.


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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 11:00 AM
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I just got removing a piece of a plastic garment that fell on the muffler, I was on the road and by the time I got home most of it got burned off, used a wood ice cream stick to remove what was left over while the muffler was hot,then very mild chome polish

just dont use a razor blade or a metal scraper it wll scratch the chome

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 08:07 PM
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I use super fine steel wool and elbow grease, no scratches left behind.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 01:56 AM
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I've heard oven cleaner works great (haven't tried it, but a group of buddies of mine all swear by it)

Basically you apply the oven cleaner, ride for a bit to get it nice and hot, then scrub it off.

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Wondering if a Mr Clean Magic Eraser would work in this instance? Works wonders on a lot of other things.
I've heard about the oven cleaner too.

I've had a bread wrapper melt to the side of a toaster once and never worried about it. Just turned the toaster around so it didn't show. Just ride at night and no one will ever notice it?

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 02:05 PM
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Use a Heat Gun, Leather work gloves and some Cotton rags. Use NON Flamable Brake Cleaner, Then Polish with Crome wax.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:42 AM
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I wonder if acetone would work. It works great for removing plastic easily on injection mold machines. I don't know if it would damage the chrome but if it doesn't it would make short work of that.

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What about Goof-Off or Goo-Gone ?

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I used 000 steel wool and WD-40, cleaned up slick and easy!

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