Plastic

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  1. Thsovik

    Thsovik New Member

    May 14, 2020
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    Managed to get plastic on the exchause pip of my Bonneville T100. Now it is cold and stuck, quite well. Anyone that know how to get it off without damaging the chrome ? o_O
     
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  2. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Start the engine again and heat it up then use a ‘cotton’ rag to move/scrape as much as you can off it.
     
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  3. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    I'd sharpen a wood chisel and then carefully scrape it off while it's still cold.
     
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  4. joe mc donald

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    You got the best two answers possible. And I sometime after scraping use an oven cleaner and finish with solvol autosol. Welcome to the family by the way. What bike year have you got.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  5. Thsovik

    Thsovik New Member

    May 14, 2020
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    Thank you! This is the easiest option for me and sound smart. Appreciate it
     
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  6. Thsovik

    Thsovik New Member

    May 14, 2020
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    Yes, I will try the heating option first :)
    It is from year 2017
     
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  7. Bonne Phil

    Bonne Phil Member

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    I had the same problem a while ago wen a plastic shopping bag blew on to the engine and exhaust. I did not notice until I got home. I let the engine cool down and most of the plastic just "snapped" odd in large lumps. For the few small pieces that were more difficult to remove and used kitchen cooking foil, scrunched into a small ball and dipped in tap water. The foil was abrasive enough to remove the plastic but did not scratch the chrome. There is a chemical in the foil which, when wet, reacts to the chrome and brings it up a treat. I don't use Autosol as it contains a aggregate which can scratch the chrome. Harley Davidson produce a "smooth" chrome polish which is far better, but to be honest I've never needed it after the kitchen foil. Good luck.
     
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  8. Jadorff

    Jadorff Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2019
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    yep happened to me put the cover on to early just used steel wool and then polished the down pipe that taught me to wate until she had cooled down
     
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