melted rain pants on exhaust...?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by bcortani, May 3, 2012.

  1. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    Hi, as the title said, I just recently left a big patch of my rain pants on my brand new Rush exhaust. happened while I was fueling up after a great long ride, can't believe it happened, didn't catch it until home...it was dark. So, now it is dry and cooled, how is best way to remove that hard melted substance with out scratching up the chrome? Any chemical or paint thinner solutions out there? Please help. :panic
     
  2. softail41

    softail41 Active Member

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    Good luck and please share your results. My dad did the same thing on his Street Glide :(
     
  3. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    Thanks Tank, I knew I had read that thread before, some good options to try, will post when I get er done.
     
  4. rhino 2

    rhino 2 Active Member

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    Goo Gone, It will even remove heel marks on chrome pipes, And it smell nice too,:D
     
  5. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Some of the posts reccomend fine steel wool, I do not like the idea of using any abrasive.
    Had the very same problem and used an oven spray cleaner sprayed into a cup and then applied with a brush, the melted rainsuit came off very easily, give it a shot, you will like it, and the pipes were cold.
     
  6. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Now that it's happened, get yourself a chunk of leather and glue it to your inside right pant leg. Did the same thing so now I don't worry about the pant touching the exhaust because I just know it'll happen again:newsmile03:.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My solution was to cut the leg off a pair of old black jeans. I sewed elastic in the narrow end and put split and a snap in the big end. I just slide the elastic over my calf and snap it over my boot. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I made a heatshield from the leg of a old pair of jeans. It just slips over my calf.
     
  9. garystrat

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    Hope everything works out 4 you
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Goo Gone or oven cleaner like the above posters have said. Do not use any abrasive liquid or powders or fine steel wool.