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    Crud on exhaust

    Just did a few back to back 450 mile days in constant rain with a few more coming to get back home. Already the curves in my exhaust are covered in baked on crud.

    How can I get this off? I don't want a new chrome look, just to get all that crap off and get back to the blued steel that it was before.


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    A couple times a year I use Mothers California Gold Chrome Polish on the headers.
    I don't get carried away with it, just enough to clean off any baked on crud.

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    I regularly use the old fashioned steel wool which is impregnated with soap. Simply wet it and give it a good scrub. Since the chrome is harder than the steel wool, the chrome does not get marked, and the baked on tar and road rubbish comes off easily. I had grave reservations at first, but it works a treat.

    WARNING: Do not use stainless steeel wool as it will scratch the chrome.

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    I didnít want the chrome exhaust that came on my R1200RS: but Iím glad I got it now. It cleans up really easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupinblue View Post
    I didnít want the chrome exhaust that came on my R1200RS: but Iím glad I got it now. It cleans up really easily.
    I like the looks of the RS and R brushed finish muffler better than the chrome muffler but wanted chrome because I figured it would to easier to keep looking good.
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