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Went to wipe down my bike after my ride this afternoon and the MF touched the hot exhaust pipe, just for maybe half a second. It instantly melted it on the pipe. Left a hard coating imprint of the towel that was extremely difficult to remove. Ended up scraping it off little by little with a sharp blade then cleaning it up with steel wool. Probably not an ideal solution as the blade left some fine scratches in the chrome.

Anybody else ever have this issue and how did you get it off?

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My Sons bike had melted cover on the pipes. We were able to remove with heavy duty EZ off oven cleaner. Just heated the pipe up, sprayed on the ez off then wiped right off. Would never know it happened. You should be able to buff out the chrome once you get all the scratches down to a fine or satin looking finish.

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I've seen on here about using a Magic eraser to remove burnt on shoe soles. Should work for micro fiber clothes to.
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Soak a rag in Afta and let it sit for a while, then scrub with Magic Eraser. Takes while, but works well.

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Thanks for the tips. Crazyj - what is Afta?

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Thanks for the tips. Crazyj - what is Afta?
http://www.superkleendirect.com/afta.aspx

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My Sons bike had melted cover on the pipes. We were able to remove with heavy duty EZ off oven cleaner. Just heated the pipe up, sprayed on the ez off then wiped right off. Would never know it happened. You should be able to buff out the chrome once you get all the scratches down to a fine or satin looking finish.
I've also heard that the EZ Oven cleaner works great after heating up pipes, just be careful not to get it on painted surfaces.
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That's why I don't use anything but those heavy duty cloth type drying towels that you buy at the car wash or a store and a good old fashioned high quality chamois. Good tips though in case I ever run across this with someone else.

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Thanks, Red Rider; where I am Afta, a great solvent for paints, plastics, adhesives, etc., is available at Home Depot. Great stuff, similar to Goof-Off.

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Went to wipe down my bike after my ride this afternoon and the MF touched the hot exhaust pipe, just for maybe half a second. It instantly melted it on the pipe. Left a hard coating imprint of the towel that was extremely difficult to remove. Ended up scraping it off little by little with a sharp blade then cleaning it up with steel wool. Probably not an ideal solution as the blade left some fine scratches in the chrome.

Anybody else ever have this issue and how did you get it off?
This is probably off topic but Frog Toggs do the same disappearing act when only contacting the exhaust for a fraction of a second. I used a wet popsicle stick and some non abrasive comet soap powder and it eventually came off, The new Frog Toggs didn't fare so well however. I guess it's back to my Nelson Riggs.

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