Burnt nylon on exhaust header


Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby ajs350 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:15 pm

I was adjusting my cam chain yesterday and my nylon jacket melted on to #6 exhaust header. I've tried Blue job, acetone and paintstripper and nothing is moving it. Any suggestions as to how to get it off would be much appreciated. Thanks Ross
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Re: Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby oilheadron » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:33 pm

0000 steel wool wetted with WD-40 should work. Nothing coarser than 0000.
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Re: Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby SteveG » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:36 pm

Ouch!

I guess better nylon than skin, but maybe the skin would have been easier to get off the header.

Just like a boot mark on the muffler. Scrape as much off with razor blade without "touching" the chrome, and then a chrome polish of some sort.

Good luck,

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Re: Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby zxbob » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:50 pm

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Barely warm exhaust . . . . "Easy-off" oven cleaner !

Someone told me about that years ago when I had my Harleys - "it works"

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Re: Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby ajs350 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:50 pm

Thanks guys. I did not have any 0000 wool but tried the Easy Off and it worked! Unfortunately I ran out so I took another look in under the sink and tried some Weiman Glass Top Oven Cleaner which also made good progress. Ross
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Re: Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby George R. Garrison #0857 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:36 am

I burnt my leg on the stanless exhaust header pipe on my 2000 Yamaha R1 when the bike was only 1 yr old.

That mark remained on that pipe for years, nothing would make it go away.

A couple years back, someone suggested using vegtable oil. I wiped the pipe stain area while it was warm and did that several times and the mark permanently disappeared. Of course this mark was from burnt skin and not a jacket.

I tried it on my leg, but I still have a hint of a scar that I believe will always be there.

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Re: Burnt nylon on exhaust header

Postby 6Pipes » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:14 pm

Well, I realize the problem is already resolved but just wanted to mention that I recently polished my exhaust with rouge and a buffer wheel on a 3/8 drill and could not believe how the chrome improved. I'm sure that method would also remove the stain.
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