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Offline BigLee

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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 11:22:13 PM »

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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2019, 12:50:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by BigLee [+]
Harpic power plus 10x is the stuff to get all the crap off then your favourite metal polish to do the clean metal  :062:

As my comment about acid cleaners, this is a highly caustic cleaner and will also bubble any paintwork, fine if as Delboy's video you've taken the exhaust off the bike, but not for cleaning in-situ  :028:

I'm Ok with washing the road salt off from time to time, but polishing pipes is way too OCD, even for me  :008:

(I commute most days across Cheshire's mud, cowpat and salt infested roads)  :034:
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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2019, 02:50:58 PM »
Never Dull works like a charm but keep it off painted surfaces.
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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 07:23:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gramps [+]
Never Dull works like a charm but keep it off painted surfaces.

I used to use this product to brighten up the 100 gal aluminum fuel tanks on my '87 Freightliner back in the day. Gave me something to do when I was sitting in truck stops waiting for a haul-back.
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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2019, 09:52:17 PM »
My Pipewerx can is satin black, there was a reason behind choosing it.  :031:
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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 07:50:42 PM »
Hello peeps!

this harpic x10 stuff..is it the only bleachy thing that works? tried to get some today but at 2 supermarkets they didn't have it.I will only using it on a small bit of my exhaust pipe.

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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2019, 12:03:04 AM »
I've used the Harpic cleaner a few times and it works well.
The secret is to wet the pipes down first apply the Harpic
with a soft brush and wash it off quickly.
Never had a problem.

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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2019, 01:20:18 AM »
Remember that the headers are made quite thin. Every time you use a corrosive cleaner on them, they will get a little bit thinner.  :003:
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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2019, 08:47:31 AM »
Whereas my method (letting the road crap peacefully accumulate), actually makes the pipes thicker over time ;-)

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Re: Shiney pipes and stuff!
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2019, 12:35:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Whereas my method (letting the road crap peacefully accumulate), actually makes the pipes thicker over time ;-)
Me too. Used cleaner once. Now I just give them a quick brush during the semi-annual wash to get the chunky bits off.
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