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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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Removing melted shoe-How??

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I just put a set of hi-mounts on my Superhawk, and not being used to them, I let my shoe heals touch the pipes and it melted onto the pipe. I tried scratching at it w/ my finger after it cooled, but no luck. I didn't want to try anything else until I got some replies for fear of messing up the mirror like polish on them. Thanks!

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try paint remover but be very careful of any painted surfaces nearby

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Post Cleaning High Mounts

Try peanut butter. It's oil is very effective
in removing tar from body panels on cars. It doesn't
smell the way WD-40, paint thinner, mineral spirits,
or linseed oil does. Just don't eat the
used peanut butter .

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are you serious....peanut butter??? i was about to ask the same question i melted the living sh.t out my docs
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I would try honda polish....backed into a light pole after workin out today.....thought i had scratched it for life got home and hit it hard w/ the polish and it came out...might wann try it??? I thought that i killed my Muzzy!
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Never tried peanut butter, but if it works, let us know. Sounds novel.

I used a combination of solvents (tried several before I found the one that dissolved the shoe material), then used chrome polish (it was a chromed pipe) to get the remaining residue off. So for you, try maybe laquer thinner, then toluene, then mineral spirits. There are some others too, like methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, xylene, naphtha, turpentine. Then use your favorite polish for your system.

You should be able to scrape some off with a plastic putty knife, about $0.95, at your local hardware store. That reduces your work with the solvents or peanut butter. You could also just buy peanut oil at the grocery store if that really does the job.

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are you serious....peanut butter??? i was about to ask the same question i melted the living sh.t out my docs
It's not just a good food it's a good spot remover too. The natural peanut butter is better since there aren't any preservatives. Let the peanut butter sit a little so the salt and oil work at loosening the spot. Use it as many times as needed. Some other things that remove spots are: baking soda mixed with water, white vinegar, fresh squeezed lemon juice, etc. I hope that helps. One more thing don't think of me as a Heloise wanna be
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i have a great polish for ya. You guys won't belive me till you try it. But, cigarette ash is awsome for silver and many other metals. Just to prove it, take a penny and rub the ashes into it, bet it shines right up. Next week, 101 uses for spam cans.

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The left over grease after cooking spam in your fry pan probably would be as good as peanut oil. But I gave up Spam for Lent about 20 years ago, never resumed eating the stuff. Yeah, I know, some of you were eating Gerber strained vegetables 20 years ago....

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why not just use peanut oil, if that's the active ingredient in the peanut butter for this application?
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