Melted rubber on pipes

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by GimmeFuel, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. GimmeFuel

    GimmeFuel Member

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    While riding, some rubber from the soles of my boots melted to the pipes. How can I get that off?
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I know it sounds odd but try an SOS pad like the one used for doing the dishes and a little warm water, works for me. It will be a bit messy so make sure to put a towel between the pipes and the engine, etc. to catch the mess.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    After washing the area carefully with soap and water, use a 0000 steel wool pad. You can do this wet or dry. Your call. It may take a bit of work, but repetition rather than force will do the trick without harming the chrome finish.

    TQ
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I haven't tried it yet but a buddy says Goo Gone with the pipes cold works well.
     
  5. 06rdking

    06rdking Banned

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    spray some easyoff oven clearner on a white rag and rub! repeat until gone. just be very carefull not to get any on any other surfaces.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    06RoadKing has the procedure that works for me, oven cleaner on warm pipes, but protect everything in the area from overspray. Leave on for about 30 minutes, then use a clean white cotton tee shirt. :s

    Do not rub with anything abrasive, unless you want "satin" finish...micro-scratches will show. I have done the other using nylon scrubber...still leaves scuff marks that show on my pipes...the first time...:(
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  7. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    oven cleaner on warm pipes as well but spray onto towel then put on pipe. Leave towel on for 30-1 hour and rub. Repeat if needed.
    Tried "Mr. Clean" eraser before but didn't work well.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Similar problem on more than 1 occasion i got the stuff off by heating it up using a gas blowlamp and using a bit of soft wood as a scraper all came off and a final polish with autosol

    Brian
     
  9. ProF

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    I get it off with a bit of Goof Off, then polish it with :)D) Pledge.
    No scratches...looks like new.
     
  10. franka

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    Super fine steel wool, you'll be amazed!