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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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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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use copper penny

Try a copper penny to scrape it off. Anything older than 1982 is mostly copper. I know it sounds weird, but copper is softer than chrome, so it won't scratch the chrome finish.
 

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Try a copper penny to scrape it off. Anything older than 1982 is mostly copper. I know it sounds weird, but copper is softer than chrome, so it won't scratch the chrome finish.
good thing he's not in Canada ... no more pennies here LOL
 

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I have used the edge of a credit card or hotel room key to scrape stuff of my melted plastic off my pipes, along with using Goof Off or WD40 to loosen it up a bit. That process has never left a mark, but it does take some time and patience.
 

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I've used the frozen air trick when I wiped the bike with a micro fiber towel a little too soon.
The melted towel was pretty heavy over a 3" or so area, sprayed quickly 2 or 3 times and most melted towel chipped off with my fingernail. A second shot got the rest and a quick chrome polish of the area done....

before I learned this the easy-off method saved me once before.
 

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any way to get leg-skin off in one piece so it can be re-attached? :ltr:
 

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Get a bunch of gloves, run the bike till hot and apply them evenly over entire pipe, matching the original glove mark, will leave a cool 'zombie appocolypse' look....

Or... what they said above.
 

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Let the pipe heat up and use a wood shim to scrape it off. No marks afterward. You can buy a pack of shims for $2.50 at Lowes or Home Depot.
 

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Depends on the quality of chrome.

The Victory Swept pipes on my Hammer always had part of my pant leg on them.

I took a brand new razor blade and leaned it at about a 70 degree angle. Slowly and lightly work away at it. Buff to finish. It never scratched. Ever. I did it about 100x


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