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post #41 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:45 PM
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Here is the best way to do this.

Take a penny.
Scratch off the burnt on rubber with the edge of the penny
Take tripple ought steel wool and rub affected area.
Polish with your preferred chrome polish.

Will not scratch your chrome and looks like new when done.

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Agreed...except, I don't use anything other than the steel wool. My tuner used the 000 to clean the exhaust pipe outlet lips of my V&H HO's. I thought he was crazy at 1st till he actually showed me. My jaw dropped. Steel wool and chrome. I immediately went to Home Depot and got both 000 and 0000 (just to be safe). I now use it religiously on all of my chrome. Not on painted surfaces though. Took some elbow grease to get the burnt rubber off that exhaust header.

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post #42 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 04:40 PM
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I use Turtle wax bug and tar remover,Spray then use a nickle to scrape off the rubber then wipe clean,it comes off very easy
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I can say that I have used 0000 steel wool on my chrome rims with great results,,,, have not used them on my pipes but I would
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Just use a penny, will be off in seconds



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Agreed - just use a penny on warm pipes - no need for anything else. Polish afterwards with whatever you normally use.

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the penny worked for me many times. i'd lost money because i'd bet against it, i seen it work with my own 2 eyes. IT WORKS!

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OK gotta try the penny thing,,,, does it matter new penny/zinc or old penny/copper?
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Old Penny, new penny does not matter. Do not use any silver coinage. Copper and Chrome match metalurgically (is that a word)? In other words it is not a dissimilar metal. You can use the penny on cold pipes. They do not have to be warm.

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Penny doesn't scratch either



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