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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Bodywork / Painting / Plating => Topic started by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 12, 2017, 22:19:21

Title: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 12, 2017, 22:19:21
I have been using every available method I can find to clean this set of chrome pipes. I assume the stains are 2 stroke gearbox oil baked onto the chrome. The clean up of dirt, grime and rust has not been to hard to do, these stains are stubborn though.
And ideas would be appreciated.
I have tried chrome cleaner, glass cleaner, aluminium foil, steel wool, metal polish and CLR clear so far.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/22d86050e35d313e8221937d54b51a6a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/f7531f926eb6b678ce4534fa7ccdf713.jpg)

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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: esmoojee on Sep 12, 2017, 23:09:09
Pick up some Quick-glo, I promise you wonít be sorry.  That stuff works like a charm!
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: esmoojee on Sep 12, 2017, 23:11:00
Quick glo!!!!
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: carnivorous chicken on Sep 12, 2017, 23:35:41
Easy-Off oven cleaner. 
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 13, 2017, 07:54:02
Quick glo!!!!
Will give it a try, looks like it's available where I brought my paint from.

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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 13, 2017, 07:55:41
Easy-Off oven cleaner.
Oven cleaner you say? Might even have some of that in the house.

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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: WhyNot on Sep 13, 2017, 08:10:19
You can try scratch and swirl remover, the stuff harley davidson sells works quite well.
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: esmoojee on Sep 13, 2017, 09:07:26
The thing about the quick glo is that it has a wax in it that helps form a protective thin coat.  Just something to consider.
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: carnivorous chicken on Sep 13, 2017, 11:04:14
Oven cleaner you say? Might even have some of that in the house.
Best stuff for oil that's been burned on. Let it sit for a minute or two and that stuff will wipe off. Won't damage the chrome.
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: esmoojee on Sep 13, 2017, 20:14:43
If you do use oven cleaner I would spray it on a rag not directly on the pipes. You could get over spray and you donít want it sitting on the aluminum block too long. It can cause pitting. 
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: S3 Steve on Sep 13, 2017, 20:26:21
Hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks a lot like my pipes where battery acid spilled on them.  :(
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 14, 2017, 06:32:23
If you do use oven cleaner I would spray it on a rag not directly on the pipes. You could get over spray and you donít want it sitting on the aluminum block too long. It can cause pitting.
I have the pipes off the bike so over spray shouldn't be an issue. Going to try a small amount on the under side first, see how it goes.

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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 14, 2017, 06:33:51
Hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks a lot like my pipes where battery acid spilled on them.  :(
That sucks, were they ruined after that? Who knows what this bike has been through in its tortured life.

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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 14, 2017, 09:09:39
Unfortunately oven cleaner did nothing to remove the stains.

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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: carnivorous chicken on Sep 14, 2017, 11:15:52
Looking at the photos again, it looks like S3 Steve is right -- those are battery acid stains and you won't get them out. That big black patch in the first picture looks like baked in oil.
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: esmoojee on Sep 14, 2017, 15:08:37
Give the quick glo a shot... It takes rust off like itís nothing.
Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 14, 2017, 16:52:57
Give the quick glo a shot... It takes rust off like itís nothing.
Going to by some today and give it a shot.


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Title: Re: Chrome exhaust cleaning
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Sep 14, 2017, 16:56:11
Looking at the photos again, it looks like S3 Steve is right -- those are battery acid stains and you won't get them out. That big black patch in the first picture looks like baked in oil.
Unfortunately the big black patch is far worse, it's a dent with  rub through nthe chrome. I'm already trying to polish a turd.

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