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Offline Ian

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Burnt oil on exhaust pipes
« on: 17 Mar 2006 at 00:01 »
I know that most of you will never have had this problem as we all ride oiltight British bikes  :twisted:, but I have yet to find a good method of removing stubborn burnt on oil spots from exhaust pipes. Anyone got a magical solution ? I have tried metal polish, etc but does not seem to work.

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Re: Burnt oil on exhaust pipes
« Reply #1 on: 17 Mar 2006 at 00:14 »
the only product i have found which comes close is Nifti in a spray bottle this is the best and toughest cleaner on the market available at all supermarkets

The only other method u could try is immersion in water for a few days then it comes off fairly easily

Nifti is probably the best spray on wash off motorcycle cleaner there is

If both these fail maybe one of those cheap pressure blaster maybe be strong enough but care needed when near paint as some of the small blasters ar 1950 psi pressure and if it gets under a stone chip it will lift the paint off in sheets

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Re: Burnt oil on exhaust pipes
« Reply #2 on: 17 Mar 2006 at 02:07 »
You could try spray-on, wipe-off oven cleaner. Sold in North America under the name "Easy-Off". I works very well to clean baked oil from crankcases, though some of the older over cleaners could attack aluminum. I think the lemon fresh scent formula works best! Never tried it on charred oil, but if it cleans the burnt Sunday roast from the oven, why not? If it will remove the residual stain too, remains to be seen. But if you have such in the household, it might be worth the time to do a small test.

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Re: Burnt oil on exhaust pipes
« Reply #3 on: 20 Mar 2006 at 21:33 »
I agree with Doug - oven cleaner works. Be careful not to get it on any paint that isn't heat proof like that used in ovens!
Cheers, Graeme

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Re: Burnt oil on exhaust pipes
« Reply #4 on: 21 Mar 2006 at 01:09 »
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Be careful not to get it on any paint...
Unless it on one of the cooking models!   
:oops: I guess that is pretty awful...

-Doug

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Re: Burnt oil on exhaust pipes
« Reply #5 on: 21 Mar 2006 at 04:19 »
It is Doug !! - thanks for the hints everyone