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.
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.
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.
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
Last edited by MonsterHooligan; 08-19-2011 at 06:27 PM.