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Offline IakWhisky

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Downpipe cleaning tips please
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:35:58 PM »
After a couple of rides on salted roads the downpipe on my 6 month old bike looks like it's 10 years old.

Now seems to be perfect time to tidy it up, so please let me know your top tips on getting it gleaming!
I don't think I have anything like Autosol here. What are my alternative options?

Offline thenozzle

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Re: Downpipe cleaning tips please
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 10:25:07 PM »
There is a thread on the forum about cleaning pipe Harpic max

Offline Pegasus

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Re: Downpipe cleaning tips please
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 04:24:03 PM »
The bleach and wire wool was taking me so long, so decided on power tools. Used Wire Cup Brush (link below) with the drill and the results were perfect. Wiped down and a little Autosol later, it looked good as new. Once you get it back to that, then maybe bleach and wire wool will be easier to keep on top of it twice a year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000LG0RI8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline IakWhisky

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Re: Downpipe cleaning tips please
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 04:31:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pegasus [+]
The bleach and wire wool was taking me so long, so decided on power tools. Used Wire Cup Brush (link below) with the drill and the results were perfect. Wiped down and a little Autosol later, it looked good as new. Once you get it back to that, then maybe bleach and wire wool will be easier to keep on top of it twice a year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000LG0RI8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nice. I think I have some of them somewhere in the garage.  :028:

Offline IakWhisky

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Re: Downpipe cleaning tips please
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 04:35:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by thenozzle [+]
There is a thread on the forum about cleaning pipe Harpic max

There are also some mixed reports about using Harpic Max and the damage it can cause so I'd rather not use it if I can.

Online Ian_H

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Re: Downpipe cleaning tips please
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 07:29:40 AM »

Offline buzzardbilly

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Re: Downpipe cleaning tips please
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 09:03:00 AM »
No issues for me also on using the Harpic