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Old 06-10-2002, 12:17 PM   #1
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How can I clean my melted bumper off my exhaust tips?

When my UUC exhaust was new and getting broken in, it melted my bumper. Now I've got all this black goo on the top and side of the left tip and I can't scrape it off with anything. Anyone got any cleaning suggestions?

Interestingly enough, after my little mishap with it falling off, I reattached it and the right tip is actually touching the bumper (wasn't gonna mess with washers this time since that's what made it fall off before), but now that it's broken in, there's no melting at all. Which is good, I guess, but we need to come up with a way to keep people's bumpers from melting when they first install their exhausts...

While we're on the subject of cleaning, I might as well also ask if anyone's got an idea on how to get some blck grease out of the rear of my passenger seat... there's a small spot of it on the elastic band for the magazine holder, and some on that hard surface too. It's been there for about a year so it's probably a lost cause, but maybe there's something I can do...
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Old 06-10-2002, 12:41 PM   #2
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Dave...

I had the same problem with melted plactic on my UUC TSE. I had to drop the exhaust and scrape it very carefully with a razor blade. I used a littel Goof-Off and it help loosen the melted plastic off the metal. I then used some metal polish to get rid of the scratch marks. It worked out great.

BTW, I just used some $3.99 metal polish from AutoZone...nothing fancy.
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Old 06-10-2002, 12:50 PM   #3
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Try to get the stuff off while you muffler is still hot. The heat will probably make the plastic wipe off a little easier.
As for the grease on the seat, give club soda a shot.
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