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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2016, 04:34:00 PM »

No, it's not abrasive (the Turtle Wax chrome cleaner), but on the chrome cleaner scale, it would have more abrasiveness than say Never Dull.  If there is something on my chrome that I can't get off with Never Dull, etc., I move to the Turtle Wax chrome cleaner.  I'm the pickiest man in the world (according to my wife), so if there was any chance the Turtle Wax would  damage the chrome, I wouldn't use it.

Your wife and my wife should talk, lol!  :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2016, 07:45:19 PM »

I also use 0000 steel wool, with WD40, as a last resort.  I generally can get the exhaust clean with just Windex or Harley Glaze.  I wonder if a clay bar would work as well as other products?  Anyone ever try it? 
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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2018, 11:27:57 AM »

Any "bug & tar remover", then wash with soap & water.  Turtle Wax makes a bug & tar remover.  Use a microfiber cloth and you should be OK.
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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2018, 09:37:38 PM »

I detail my pipes a couple times a year and I use mineral spirits and turtle wax chrome polish. I hate those pesky black dots...lol
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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2018, 09:50:09 AM »

Any "bug & tar remover", then wash with soap & water.  Turtle Wax makes a bug & tar remover.  Use a microfiber cloth and you should be OK.
This worked for me. Used it to melt chewing gum off my floor boards once. Good stuff.
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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2018, 10:24:30 AM »

If it's road tar diesel fuel works fine & it's cheap.  Wash afterwards of course.
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Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2018, 10:37:11 AM »

Another item you might try is Nevr Dull

Around $7.00 at discount auto

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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2018, 12:00:19 AM »


   Use a copper coin too remove any stubborn spots on chrome "It will not Leave any scratch marks" 

Sometimes my boots leave marks on the forward lower heat shield and it cooks on real good.

Using a copper coin on it cleans it off in no time and not a scratch too be seen. Then I use GreaseLighting cleaner to polish.
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Re: Black specs (road grime) under exhaust...
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2018, 04:17:15 PM »

Anybody ever try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser? You may laugh, but some of the dumbest things I've heard actually work .... never tried it myself however.

I drive tri-axle dump for an asphalt co. and we use a chemical I know would take it RIGHT off without damage made by Bio-Solve or something. We fill our spray bottles up with it for state jobs when you're not allowed to use (diesel) fuel which also works. The stuff takes tack/asphalt right off my wheels which get caked bad from running it the stuff constantly when we pave. I spray it on all my wheels and just run with it soaking all day, looks like crap til I clean it all off, but they look like new when done.

Same goes for your exhaust no matter what you use ... soak it down with whatever your poison is first, fire it up JUST long enough for it to start "steaming" then have at it. The heat will help loosen/soften things a bit being careful not to get it hot enough to burn yourself.

No need for 0000 steel wool or anything metal to try scraping it off. I've heard of the coin trick from old timers, but I'm too anal about my stuff to even think about trying that one.

I have also used Nevr-Dull & WD-40 with good results too. Pick whatever poison you have on hand or run out and buy something new and use whatever works best for you.   
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