What's best way to remove melted towel residue from chrome exhaust?

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  1. bigjay003

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    I accidentally hit my exhaust pipe right behind my rear head with a soft "finishing" towel and it stuck right to it quick, pulled right off but left a little mess, I have tried "Goo Gone" with a lot of scrubbing got a little, very little of it off. So was just wondering if anybody knows a better easier way to get it off without damaging the chrome. Thanks
     
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    I did the same thing... But on my blacked out rear header pipe. I am wondering if it just needs to melt up over time.

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    I used 0000 steel wool and chrome cleaner . No damage to chrome.
     
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    ICE ... As in H2O frozen.....
     
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    I used 0000 steel wool. Also have read were a penny works.
     
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    Oven cleaner
     
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    Good ideas guys.

    Obviously ice won't hurt the black powered coating.. I wonder if oven cleaner and/or the steel wool would damage the finish...
     
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    I've had great results using nothing but time.
    Eventually it will come off on its own.
     
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    I used the ice trick with my Harley when plastic shopping bag sorta kinda hit it as I was lifting it from the saddle bag to the ground after a shopping trip, apparently, heat then cold works wonders.....
     
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    If you visit your local HD dealer you will find products meant to remove boot heel marks from their exhausts. The exhausts on late model Electra Glides and Road Glides are just begging you to make contact every time you ride.
     
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    Oldman47 is right. I had melted rainpants leg on pipes a few years back. I tried everything under the sun. There is only one thing in a HD dealership that I find of value - their boot heal remover.
     
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    Are you saying that the ICE trick did not remove it for you, wow is all I can say, and a lot cheaper than the HD stuff I bet.....
     
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    Warm it up and use EZ OFF oven cleaner. Be sparing with it and use a damp cotton cloth. The synthetics are nice, but cotton don;t stick to hot.

    Follow up with some chrome polish after cooled down again.

    I figured out my rain pants weren't heat resistant on a friends CVO one day. Told him I didn't want to ride it, because I might break his expensive motor siccle. He never knew. LOL
     
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    3M Adhesive Remover. Its designed to take a lot more than just adhesive off and should take all the work out of it. I know its safe for painted surfaces so should be fine on the chrome.
     
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    When I wax my bike I also wax all the chrome as well. I have had a towel leave a mark when the pipes are hot, but when the exhaust cools down the marks wipe right off. If a mark is hard to wipe off I grab the wax and put a dab on the mark and it wipes right off.

    I use Liquid Glass on the paint and the chrome as well as the rims.

    Liquid Glass will not discolor on chrome when the chrome gets hot so it is safe on heat shields covering the exhaust. My bike is two years old this month from the build date and I have owned it for one year ten months. My chrome looks like new on the bike no rust any where. Any spots or marks are always easy to clean off.
     
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