Use Harpic to clean exhaust

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Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by djl50 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:41 pm

Ive noticed a few videos on Youtube where people are using Harpic Max 10 to clean stainless steel exhaust systems, anyone one here had a go? Dave

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by geoham » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:49 pm

Never had a go myself but seen the videos on youtube.

Suppose to be fine for stainless steel but definitely not good on chrome!

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by sprintster » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:35 pm

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by Cone » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:53 pm

WoW looks great, does it damage the finish?

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by zimtim » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:06 pm

I had a little go on the exhaust of the 950 a few months back after seeing one of theses videos.
the results were good but not fantastic, one of the components of toilet cleaners is Sulphuric acid. it was advised not to leave it on to long and to agitate it with green scourer etc. not sure what effect this stuff would have on any bearings, grease, hoses if left on for to long

I will try it again when I give the bike a good clean see if I can't make the exhaust shine again.
There again you may be better of removing the exhaust and using a polishing wheel
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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by placky2 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:20 pm

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by Big Yellow Tractor » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:21 pm

zimtim wrote:There again you may be better of removing the exhaust and using a polishing wheel
Or drop it into an electro-polishing company and save all the elbow-grease and, buying different mops and compounds.

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by Oop North John » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:27 pm

Wonder wheels works wonders on stainless header pipes. Probably eat away alloy etc quicker than you can say it.

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by Mac 60 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:20 pm

Solvo autosol on a piece of cardboard with a little elbow grease brings stainless steel up like a mirror.

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Re: Use Harpic to clean exhaust

Post by rodyorkabr » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:58 am

There's a product called "bar keepers friend"- it's about £4.00 & this works well in removing oxidisation safely.

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