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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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14 inches!!

Ok that made you look....

I have about 14 inches, almost the whole length of the left hand pipe covered in melted black plastic bag. First windy day in ages and a month's worth of crud is blowing around.

Anyone have any pointers as to best way to remove, one of the engineers at work assured me that letting the zorst warm up nicely then attacking it with a petrol soaked rag would do the trick, however I'm a little dubious as to doing that, possibility of flames come to mind.

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Ok that made you look....

I have about 14 inches, almost the whole length of the left hand pipe covered in melted black plastic bag. First windy day in ages and a month's worth of crud is blowing around.

Anyone have any pointers as to best way to remove, one of the engineers at work assured me that letting the zorst warm up nicely then attacking it with a petrol soaked rag would do the trick, however I'm a little dubious as to doing that, possibility of flames come to mind.

WOW! I thought California had a lot of litter. How does that happen? In all my years of riding I have never, never had a plastic bag blow into my bike/exhaust.


EDIT Sorry for this. I have read that it will burn off then use a scotch pad to polish. I don't know if you have black pipes or not. This method will only work on stainless, of course.

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Ok that made you look....

I have about 14 inches, almost the whole length of the left hand pipe covered in melted black plastic bag. First windy day in ages and a month's worth of crud is blowing around.

Anyone have any pointers as to best way to remove, one of the engineers at work assured me that letting the zorst warm up nicely then attacking it with a petrol soaked rag would do the trick, however I'm a little dubious as to doing that, possibility of flames come to mind.
Sorry to hear this, but did happen to me and after trying many different ways, with some success, but not good enough i used wet and dry until all was all off(but looked polished) and then rebrushed the S/S with a heavier grade of wet and dry.
hope you find a better way, my way did work but as a last resort.

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I would try Acetone (on a cold exhaust!) its probably a better solvent than petrol. You can buy a litre on Amazon for £12
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I don't think thinners helps, because the thinners will most likely be plastic specific, I would try hot air gun and a "soft" scraper - a cooking based plastic?
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Cheers folks, gonna get a spatula cut to curve at work, and i'll give the hit air gun method a shot. Wet,Dry would work but the brushed finish would indeed turn shiny then i'd have to do the whole system :P

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I have read that Easy Off Oven Cleaner works getting stuff off of motorcycle pipes. I've never tried it. Goo Gone makes an oven/grill cleaner that is effective on the grill. It works great on my grill. Again, I have never tried it on the bike.

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Ethariel....how is the cleaning going ? Did you manage to get the residue off??
What a mess those plastic bags make. Sorry to hear one messed up your pipe.
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Too busy riding it this weekend, still in the world of heatwave with no end in sight, next week is 30 to 33 degrees so I'll be hiding indoors for that as much as i can, 20m walk to garage and back and i'm red so too hot.

Had a bit of a google and a warm zorst and oven cleaner is supposed to work fine so i'll be trying that in the underground car park at work :P

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