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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-20-2003, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Melted shoe on ti pipe how can I get it off?

Hi, i just picked up a used graves full ti system and it has some melted shoe on the pipe right before it goes into teh can how can I get it off? thanks

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Try some simple green and something to scrape it off, but not scratch the pipe... maybe a puddy knife with a piece of clotch wrapped around the blade or something.
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With the ti pipe I heard that if you keep oil and stuff off of it will not turn the rainbow color or a least not as soon? is that true?

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Is there anything that I should not try that might or will mess up the pipe? Thanks

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Is there anything that I should not try that might or will mess up the pipe? Thanks
Obviously you didn`t pay very much for the pipe if it has melted shoe on it, so just go out and try whatever, who cares if a 3 inch part of it doesn`t turn blue when you run it.
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If it'll fit... put it in the freezer for a couple of days then hit the edge of the shoe corpse with a rubber mallet or if it's a thin piece use a hard PLASTIC putty knife (Home Depot less than a $)after freezing it

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Same thing on my exhaust... All you need to do is ride around for about an hour so the exhaust will get nice and hot and take a piece of wood and scrap off the rubber..
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The wife's boot rubber melted onto the muffler of one of my bikes. Got it off with no adverse consequences. Chrome finish, so a bit different perhaps than your situation, but here is what I did:

Start with scraping, with a plastic putty knife, available at most hardware stores for under two dollars. Toluene on a rag, rub the tweetle out of the spot. Most rubber compounds are at least partially soluable in toluene. If material is not soluable in toluene, try acetone on a rag (wear nitrile rubber gloves and a respirator, acetone dries out the skin and causes severe headaches). What is left can be removed with your favorite metal polish (Flitz is good).

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Ok, no one laugh,
but get out the peanut butter and a OLD credit card. It takes a little elbow grease and time. Rub the peanut butter in, scrape with credit card, more peanut butter... you get the idea....
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A good use of old credit cards. May have to try that recipe.

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