When I first get a bike I use Glare + Polish on all surfaces even the exhaust pipe and headers. I recently dropped a purple microfiber towel on the header of my new Bobber. It melted instantly as I had just turned off the bike after a long ride. I waited until it cooled and it peeled of without a trace. Glare seems to really work in coating surfaces and bonding to them. It withstands heat and the shine is unrivaled with the other products I have tried. It saved me from having to use a razor blade to remove the meted plastic. I reapplied the Glare to the pipe to be sure.
so i was wiping down my tank with a microfiber towel and i accidentally had the towel touch and melt on the hot exhaust header. was really bad, i mean it was caked on! luckilly the internet to the rescue (as i thought to myself, this has had to have happened to somebody else). saw many options to try, like the oven cleaner, acetone/nail polish remover, steel wool, etc. however, the only item i had was nail polish remover. so i tried that, but had no impact on the melted caked on plastic. i then came across information of using a copper penny to scrape off the residue. they actually stopped making pennies out of copper a while back, so it was noted to use like a penny dated before 1987. didn't have anything older, so figured, i would just try any old penny. luckilly it worked like a charm! and no scratching of the stock header. after i scraped off the residue, i then polished the pipes with metal polish. will definitely be more careful about using those microfiber towels, as i never really gave it any thought but they are mostly made of polyester (basically plastic). best advice is to wait til the bike cools down before any wiping down.
Check out this video, it’s for a different exhaust system mounted on a T120 but the advice it gives is sound. I’ve been using Autosol on my pipes since I bought the bobber and it works a treat! :smile2: