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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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washing exhaust?

so what would happen if i were to wash out my slip on pipe? i notice there is alot of black soot on my tip.
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it would get clean?....

nothing, go for it. just make sure not to use any abrasive scrubbing pads. just a soft rag or sponge and some soapy water.
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i wouldnt run water thru the pipe even tho theres water that comes out of it. water in pipe increase rusting. i would just wet a rag and run it thru the tip a few times till its clean.
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so what would happen if i were to wash out my slip on pipe? i notice there is alot of black soot on my tip.
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id take a rag with some degreaser or even honda polish and clean just the tip. Dont shoot water into the tip
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You're pipe will not rust. 99% of modern exhaust systems are either galvanized aluminum, stainless steel or titanium. I'm sure you've ridden in the rain and have yet to see rust. If you want to clean just the tip, don't wash it. Use a commercial strength metal polish. It'll take all the carbon right off.


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I just plug my exhaust when washing the bike.. then when I'm done if there's noticeable staining on the pipe from road grime I get some polish and make it new again.

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What's the consensus on carbon fiber cans? Do you use soap and water, or is there something that can really make it shine again?
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depends on the condition but you can use 303 aerospace protectant to bring back some shine.
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simple green works good...
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