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I was on a ride with my two bosses last weekend to Corydon and I thought I was REAL careful about not touching the pipes with the rainpants. But I did and there is about 1.5 X 1" area of black on the pipes.

What is the best method of getting the material off of the pipes?

I thought about using the stuff that you would use to get gum out of a carpet, it gets the gum really cold so that you can "break" if out. But I would be afraid to cause damage to the pipes.
 

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INVTXRider said:
I was on a ride with my two bosses last weekend to Corydon and I thought I was REAL careful about not touching the pipes with the rainpants. But I did and there is about 1.5 X 1" area of black on the pipes.

What is the best method of getting the material off of the pipes?

I thought about using the stuff that you would use to get gum out of a carpet, it gets the gum really cold so that you can "break" if out. But I would be afraid to cause damage to the pipes.
A friend of mine melted black plastic from his saddlebags on his pipes, he used Easy Off oven cleaner on his pipes. It worked!
 

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EASY OFF oven cleaner works great. Be sure to cover everything with plastic.(except the pipe) I found out about this in May when I went to N. CAROLINA and burned a hole in my rainpants.
 

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Yup! Easy Off.

You can use a NEW razor blade to help but be very careful. Just make sure you do not get the oven cleaner on your wheels. Try to cover anything that might get over spray from the cleaner.
 

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Thanks everyone, I will try easy off. You try to be careful and ........
I did say some words on behalf of my rainpants. Not only are they on the pipes but they now have a small hole.
 

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Man...

I would be REALLY careful with the Easy-off that stuff EATS PAINT like thats what it was made for. I would make sure I mask off all painted surfaces with something water resistant. Suran wrap maybe? Would test it first to make sure that the Easy-0ff does not wear thru that.

Here is how to prevent that from happening again:

Take your frog toggs (or whatever you are using) and get some Blue Jean Iron-On patches from Wally World and iron them onto the inside of the Frog Toggs where your leg would touch the exhaust.

This stuff is pretty heat resistant and won't burn on the pipes.

I have also heard of people sewing ironing board padding or oven mit padding to the inside of thier leg.

I am not much of a seamstress so the Blue Jean Iron-on is the route I would go.
 

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INVTXRider said:
I was on a ride with my two bosses last weekend to Corydon and I thought I was REAL careful about not touching the pipes with the rainpants. But I did and there is about 1.5 X 1" area of black on the pipes.

What is the best method of getting the material off of the pipes?

I thought about using the stuff that you would use to get gum out of a carpet, it gets the gum really cold so that you can "break" if out. But I would be afraid to cause damage to the pipes.
Last year my Frogg Togg got too close to my exhaust and melted a bit on the pipe. I thought I would have a mess trying to clean it off, but suprizing enough once it had cooled it came off easily with me just scraping it off with my finger nail.
 

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INVTXRider said:
I was on a ride with my two bosses last weekend to Corydon and I thought I was REAL careful about not touching the pipes with the rainpants. But I did and there is about 1.5 X 1" area of black on the pipes.

What is the best method of getting the material off of the pipes?

I thought about using the stuff that you would use to get gum out of a carpet, it gets the gum really cold so that you can "break" if out. But I would be afraid to cause damage to the pipes.
Last year my Frogg Togg got too close to my exhaust and melted a bit on the pipe. I thought I would have a mess trying to clean it off, but suprizing enough once it had cooled it came off easily with me just scraping it off with my finger nail.
I had the same thing, popped right off. The saddle bag melting didn't!

Another thing to do, spray the easy off on the rag, then wipe the rag onto the spot. Also, Easy off works better when warm or hot.
 
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