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Old 03-16-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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I have ground in dirt baked onto my 2060 exhaust. I would like to clean it and make it look decent again. How do all of you make them pipes look good again ?
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I use NEVR-DULL, it's made by EAGLE ONE.
Works great, cleans to a mirror finish and
protects your pipe from stains.
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A cheap crockpot with non-diluted anit-freeze (the older green stuff) and cook on high for a couple hours. Take out and wipe clean.
Just do not use this method on a hard anodized one, it will remove the hard anodizing.
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+1 for the crockpot. Works great, just get that old toothbrush ready to easily remove anything that does not fall off in the crockpot.

It does the same for the engine block, no bearings of course, cooling head and cyclinder head if your motor has a 2 piece head.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:48 PM   #6
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Well, when I'm in AC there is a massage parlor that..... ummm never mind.
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Well, when I'm in AC there is a massage parlor that..... ummm never mind.
LMAO

I just use 0000 steel wool.
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uhhh, ouch!

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I just use 0000 steel wool.
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cooking in anti freeze sounds a little extreme...my wife would freak

Get some oven cleaner and never look back. I really can't believe it hasn't been posted yet. I think it's called EZ-Off and it's safe for chrome finish or hard coated pipes.

Oven cleaner and a little bit of elbow grease will make your pipe look brand new. I clean mine every couple races and it looks good as new every time.
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The 0000 steel wool works like a champ and afterwards take a little Mother's Chrome polish and you'll be as good as new. Note: the steel wool can be a little messy so you will definitely want to clean the exhaust thoroughly, inside and out, when your done. Something that will help going forward, wipe it down when your done at the end of the day to prevent nasty buildup...good luck!

Also, I've heard of guys using the crock pot, but I think my wife would beat my a#$. She already gets mad when I use her pots to die my wheels!

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Another nod for the crock pot/antifreeze solution. I recently did this for my Werks 2013. Came out looking almost new again. I've never tried the EZ Off solution, but if you do, be sure to do it in a well ventilated area and use heavy duty rubber gloves. This stuff is highly caustic

And since he is a Tech member...first Ive seen you on any forum and not sure you've seen these anywhere else yet.

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LOL...Nope.. not me. I've met three other Ed Anderson's on this forum... he's probably here too.
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I haven't done the coolant/crockpot cleaning, but don't breathe that stuff either. If there is any fumes of vapors from the coolant, don't breathe in that crap. I know guys who got sick from breathing coolant vapors when working on automotove repairs, so be careful. Also, try to dispose of the green coolant at the auto stores. If you dump it on the floor, animals my try drinking it and it will kill them. For some who don't know, green coolant has a sweet taste.
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My steamer and a little steel wool work great for me. I too would get the wife beatdown if I filled the crock pot up with antifreeze
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cooking in anti freeze sounds a little extreme...my wife would freak

Get some oven cleaner and never look back. I really can't believe it hasn't been posted yet. I think it's called EZ-Off and it's safe for chrome finish or hard coated pipes.

Oven cleaner and a little bit of elbow grease will make your pipe look brand new. I clean mine every couple races and it looks good as new every time.
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The 0000 steel wool works like a champ afterwards take a little rubbing Mother's Chrome polish and you as good as new. Note: the steel wool can be a little messy and you will definitely want to clean the exhaust thoroughly, inside and out, when your done. Something that will help going forward, wipe it down when your done at the end of the day to prevent nasty buildup...good luck!

Also, I've heard of guys using the crock pot, but I think my wife would beat my a#$. She already gets mad when I use her pots to die my wheels!
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My steamer and a little steel wool work great for me. I too would get the wife beatdown if I filled the crock pot up with antifreeze

wow, you guys gotta be kidding me, aernt you the ones that go out and work all day? jesus christ, thats why im single. the day i let some bitch push me around like that is the day i kill myself.

thats why im single, and will continue to stay single. my dirtbike, dh mtb, and rc car is all i need to be happy, not some dumb broad that thinks the knows everything.
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