Bird dropping removal

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by sg0522384, May 22, 2013.

  1. sg0522384

    sg0522384 New Member

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    What can be used to remove bird droppings that have been baked into a hot exhaust tail pipe? Also, the same question for a rear fender. I've tried Ooops,
    degreaser, auto polish/cleaner, nothing works.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    I've had outstanding luck with 0000 Steel Wool on any of my chrome. It won't scratch the chrome at all. I use it routinely to get burned stuff off of my exhaust. Give it a try. You can pick up at the local hardware store for a buck.

    I wouldn't use it on paint, though....

    I lay a very wet cloth towel on any painted surface that I'm trying to remove dried bugs, or ? for 15 or 20 minutes. After that, use your normal cleaner and they should come off.

    Take care,
    Dave
     
  4. Lawdog314

    Lawdog314 Active Member

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    A soapy wet towel left to set on the painted portion would do it, but the burnt "ooops" on the pipes, that's gonna take a lot more. I'd try the steel wool being very patient and careful, (traits I do not possess):small3d007:.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Try some oven cleaner on the pipes, on painted surfaces place a wet towel with some simple green cleaner, followed up with some pledge and micro fiber rags
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'd be real careful with the steel wool. I have found that Never Dull works on chrome.
     
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    i agree with Don and the Never Dull
     
  8. Ratso

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    Birds are not permitted to poop on my pretty FXDX. EVER.
     
  9. SixPak

    SixPak Junior Member

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    If you try the oven cleaner, COVER EVERYTHING that's painted. That stuff will eat right thru the engine paint. Works great on warm exhaust though.
     
  10. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    0000 Steel Wool is a gunsmith trick to get rust off of bluing without harming the actual bluing. It 0000 doesn't hurt bluing, it aint gonna hurt your chrome....

    Or maybe I'm just crazy that way :s:p

    Take care,
    Dave