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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Melted plastic on my brand new Monster 1100 Evo

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Can anyone tell me how to clean the manifold pipe (see the attached pic) from the melted plastic? I used a clean towel to wipe the plastic away while the exhaust was hot but there's a stain left on the pipe, it looks like the coating of the pipe (if there's any) was damaged.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 05:04 PM
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I don't think it's going to stay permanently. I remember my pipes changed color dramatically after a few K miles. If you're really worried, you could steel wool it using 0000 wool.

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Have to agree with northerncalguy on this one. I did a similar thing to my Duc's pipe the one day I was cleaning it after a ride...got the micro cloth too close and it instantly melted some of it onto the hot pipe. At first I sort of freaked...thinking it would'nt go away...but after enough heat and cools...it did...and yours will too.
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Yeah ... My dog leaned against mine , he was fine , but the smell !! The hair burnt off after awhile
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dry ice and a razor blade..
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dry ice and a razor blade..
I already removed the plastic leftovers when the exhaust was hot with a dry towel, but there is a discolouration of the pipe in the infected area.
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try giving it a wipedown with WD40

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I don't think it's going to stay permanently. I remember my pipes changed color dramatically after a few K miles. If you're really worried, you could steel wool it using 0000 wool.
The pipe of the 1100 evo has a bronze/gold color, so I don't know whether it was painted or coated in the factory. I will try the still wool very carefully to make sure it won't make the situation even worse.
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try giving it a wipedown with WD40

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Hi Jeff,
Mivv says that it is safe to use penetrating oil to clean the stainless still surface. Is WD-40 considered that type of an oil?
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dunno...ive just used WD on pipes before.

i bet mineral oil would work too

the stock finish on the pipes turns brown and ugly eventually anyway.
i have polished headers on mine...looks better (ceramic coating is nice too)
you can also just hit the whole thing with a scotch-brite pad and give it a brushed appearance

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