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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Default Nasty crusty pipes be gone!

When I bought my bike from the previous owner last week I noticed some funky crusty brown colored stuff on the pipes after the heat shield. My bike has been dropped in a parking lot before by the previous owner so disregard the scraped and scuffed sections of the bottom pipe from the front cylinder. My buddy who works for a wrecker service said the brown stuff looked like dried blood lol, as he's seen his share of bikes and car wrecks being in the towing business for many years. I don't know what it was but I was going to try my best to remove it without damaging the chrome. So I picked up a combo pack of steel wool from coarse, medium and fine gauge. I also picked up some Mother's chrome polish. With some water, patience, a few beers and a bunch of elbow grease I was able to salvage the pipes for the most part, save for the scraps from it being dropped. I do plan on getting them buffed and rechromed but now I can put that off until the winter as it's not that much of an eye sore to me now.

I wished I would of taken some close-up pics of the top pipe from the rear cylinder before I started. It was nasty!

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Great job. Next time try Masters Formula. I've taken off my share of rust and gunk from pipes and found out that Master's is much better than Mothers.

I was a Mother's faithful for years.
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Thanks for the tip. Where can I find or order the Master's polish? I'm always up for trying new cleaners and polishes.

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Good job on cleaning the pipes . I have used a product called Blue Job that worked well . It remove the blue discoloring on the pipes. It also took the melted rubber boot heel marks off the girlfriend left for me ...lol. We were on a ride one day with a large group , and we stopped in a parking lot , and the wind blew a plastic grocery bag across the lot and up against a friends hot chrome pipes . He bought new pipes ...Ouch

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A coworker was telling me about Blue Job. He always has some chromed out new HD every year and likes the Blue Job product a lot. I didn't feel like riding up to the Cycle Gear shop that sells it as it's a good 45 minutes on the boring superslab so I just settled for the Mother's instead. I might give that a try some time though.

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I've used Blue Job, Blue Away and none of them work as good as Masters.

I have been a hobbyist detailer for 25+ years and I'm always trying something new.

As of now I haven't found anything as close to Masters.

I believe members Noemtz of Noemtz designs and Will of Cycleops both sell it.
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I used to do detal as well and I also like trying new products, so I'll definitely give Masters a shot.

Blue Away can acheive great results. It can be abrasive so you have to be mindful of that but here is what Blue Away did to my old Honda Superhawk with Devil exhaust. It had some nasty looking exhaust discoloration and blueing going on.

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When the Blue Job runs out , I'll give Masters a try .. Thanks D . BTW Today was the first good day to ride . 65 degrees today , it's going to hit 70 tomorrow . Still some snow on the ground in places . Ride on ..

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Looks like blood I am sad to say. Seen if before on wrecked bikes at the motorcycle junk yard.
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