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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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How to clean your downpipes and exhaust: Autosol

I had some free time yesterday so I decided to give the bike a good clean. I haven't cleaned it in a while, and since I've been riding daily through the winter I was getting worried about salt building up and corroding metal parts. After the clean I still had some time so I thought I'll try to do something about the discolouration of my downpipes and exhaust. The bike is 18 months old now and I never treated these parts apart from cleaning. As a result they were looking like this yesterday morning:


So I took out a tube of Autosol and gave the pipes a good go-over. This is the exact method I was using (it's an excellent Youtube channel, worth checking out!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqNR6hTSwE

This is how it looked like after doing one pipe:


And finally, the finished article:



and:




I have to say I was pretty pleased with the results!

Hope this is useful for anyone wanting to bring back that polished, stainless look to their pipes!


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