A Penny saved is a good penny

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ImaRider, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. ImaRider

    ImaRider Active Member

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    On my ride this morning I made the mistake of turning onto a 2.6 mile gravel road. When I finally got home I saw the mess the road had made on my chrome rims. Being in a hurry and not thinking the process out I began to clean the rims with a micro cloth and cleaner. It didn't take but a second for those hot pipes to latch onto that cloth. Realizing what I had done I went inside and let the bike cool down.
    when I came back out I grabbed a magic eraser and took a swipe with it on the pipes, It didn't touch the mess. Then I took a penny and held it flat to the pipes and ran it over the mess. It cleaned the pipes right up without a scratch. All I had left was a dry dust residue. No expensive cleaners or anything special to clean up any burnt on residue on the pipes. Keep a penny in your bag for those special moments.
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Great tip, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    i knew there was a reason why the USA still has pennies....:D
     
  4. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    That is a great tip! I'll have to remember that one. I can tell by the number of your posts that you weren't aware of the micro fiber damage on a hot parts ( engine, pipes, whatever). Someone else made that mistake a while back and posted it and I'm glad they did because I remembered how they said that the two don't mix! :(
    Really glad you got it off and shared your solution with us! :worthy:worthy
     
  5. Thundermug

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    I'm glad you fixed your problem, but there is no way I would ever rub a penny on my chrome.
    I dare anyone to go try this! Someone please go rub a penny on their chrome and take a video and post it! PLEASE!:newsmile040:
     
  6. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I heard a nickel works five times faster!:s
     
  7. glazier

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    I'm with you on that one. If you rub metal on metal, something is going to get scratched.
     
  8. glazier

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    Using your logic, I tried a dollar bill cause I was in a real big hurry, but that didn't work at all :(
    But a hundred dollar bill works great. Give me the 100 bucks and I'll come over and polish your chrome :D
    Hey, I got to pay for this new bike somehow :s
     
  9. Thundermug

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