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    cleaning akra downpipes

    hi all , has anybody got a good cleaning tip for the akrapovic downpipes , I've got some tar like deposits that are really hard to remove , tried wd 40 but the spots won't budge . cheers everyone

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    Brake cleaner on a rag should take tar off.

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    my Arrow pipes are looking pretty sad to only got in January but it was the cold salty season. They really need a good buff up with Autosol or similar metal polish now
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    Lee - MT-09 abs orange, Arrow full system alloy black can,

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    I tried some autosol on the downpipes where it could not be seen , pants shitting time , dramatic colour change and started to get very shiny !!!! the spots are not tar but dark like tar , I don't want to change the colour / appearance of the pipes , just clean them , so a bit worried what to try ???????

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    i used chain cleaner on a rag and then bars metal shiner

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    i meant brasso metal shiner

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    Try Astonish stainless steel cleaner (intended for kitchens) from Aldi, its not always available, but comes up in their specials. Another forum put me onto this, It was amazing on some stainless downpipes on a (very) old H*nda (sorry!). I found it much better than autosol or brasso etc.

    Best test in a hidden area first though. I also used it on a scotchbrite pad, to tackle the really burnt on (20 years) worth of discolourisation and crudy deposits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yam MT 09 View Post
    hi all , has anybody got a good cleaning tip for the akrapovic downpipes , I've got some tar like deposits that are really hard to remove , tried wd 40 but the spots won't budge . cheers everyone
    bro ...have u tried yoshimura stain magic...it cleans my headers and mid pipe pretty well

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    I guess yea dont really want to polish as that brings up shiny as they were like that on my old hornet. my Arrow ones on MT are terrible now so need to do something might even be easier to take off full system to clean properly then keep on top of it weekly!
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    Lee - MT-09 abs orange, Arrow full system alloy black can,

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    This is an old thread but I didn't want to start another one.

    Last Sunday I was out for a ride and before I knew it I was in a liquid manure spill (or something else but definitely shit based).

    It was 30 miles before I could get to a pressure washer and by then the crap thrown up by the front wheel was baked into my beautiful Akro headers.

    I have similar concerns to others who posted about changing the colour of the pipes, what is the best to use?

 

 

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