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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2006, 10:40 am Thread Starter
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Question Staintune Exhaust--cleaning off tar?

Hi All,
Just return from the THCR and for some reason have plenty of tar on my recently installed Staintune exhaust system. I can't seem to get the tar off the exhaust!!
I have found that Harley Glaze is fantastic on cleaning the wheels and easily removed all the accumulated tar from my wheels, even between the spokes. I just have this problem with the Staintune system? Any advice would be appreciated

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Staintune makes a cleaner that is terrific. The Pirate stocks it.
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Is it tar or rubber stripping off the tires? I'm thinking it's more likely the tires.

I use brake cleaner and a nylon Scotchbright pad.



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Simple, us a double edged razor. It wont scratch the chrome and the tar comes right off. This works for a lot of stuff that may attach to your pipe. Make sure it's a new razor!!
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Cool Stainintune exhaust cleaning--

Thanks for all the suggestions. Here's what I've done so far--First, I used Harley Glaze and it cleans the wheels to 'new' condition, absolutely fantastic. BUT it won't clean the Staintune system, regardless the amount of elbow grease used. Next, I tried the WD-40 with elbow grease and had poor results, maybe due to the cooked on nature of the tar. Ordered the Pirates Staintune cleaner (Bomb) and will let you know how that works. Goo Be Gone is on the shelve in case the Bomb cleaner doesn't work. I'm afraid of razors!!! Will try the brake cleaner and a nylon Scotchbright pad if the rest doesn't work.
Again a very big thanks for all the advice and help.

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2012 R1200RT Tri-Color (traded for 2014 R1200RT see above)
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Simple, us a double edged razor. It wont scratch the chrome and the tar comes right off. This works for a lot of stuff that may attach to your pipe. Make sure it's a new razor!!
I can vouch for the razor blade also....just glide it carefully as close to flat as possible...then any chrome polish.

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