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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Default Help, I made a mess of my pipes :(

Sooo in typical me fashion, I had a pretty major brain fart today. I looked down and there was part of a leaf on my pipes, so me not wanting anything touching my pipes I went to brush it off.... With my glove on... while they were hot...

So now instead of having a leaf just sitting on my pipes not bothering anybody I have a big glob of rubber that melted off my glove to the pipe.

I let it cool off once I got home and try to lightly buff it out with jsut a rag and some water. Nothing. So before I went and put anything else on them I wanted to ask around before I went to bed for the night, Does anyone have a remedy to get miscellaneous junk off of chrome pipes without scratching them or ruining the chrome?

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Sniff around Google for: Easy Off (Cold) Oven Cleaner. Usually does the trick, just be careful what you use to rub at it with because you don't want to scuff up the chrome.
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Sniff around Google for: Easy Off (Cold) Oven Cleaner. Usually does the trick, just be careful what you use to rub at it with because you don't want to scuff up the chrome.
double-O steel wool and a good quality chrome polish will work.

Before that though, try using some lacquer thinner to "melt" the rubber down.

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Check the local auto parts store for Goo Gone or a similar product. No matter what you use, let the product do the work. It may take repeated applications. Keep rubbing to a minimum to avoid scratching the chrome.

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Can of air (for cleaning keyboards etc)
Turn it upside down and spray it so the extreme cold will quickly freeze the rubber and chip or pick it off with a fingernail quickly.

Works for gum in carpet too. (recommended from a buddy that owns his a carpet cleaning business.

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Steel Wool will scratch chrome, I've used 000 before and it will scratch also. Do what Smoke said!
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Ive done the steel wool before without problem, use chrome polish or wd-40 or something with it though.

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Goo-gone or WD-40 should do the trick.
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Easy off works for me everytime.

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Steel Wool will scratch chrome, I've used 000 before and it will scratch also. Do what Smoke said!
and I've used OO on chrome for well over 30 years and not once have I scratched the chrome so, I guess it's a matter of who's doing it eh? LOL

That said tho, smoke does have a good idea which I've never tried.

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