How to Clean Motorcycle Exhaust Pipes How to Clean Motorcycle Exhaust Pipes

What You'll Need
Commercial metal cleaner
Metal polish
Scrub brush
Scrubbing pad
Rubbing pad
Washcloth
Sponge
Empty spray bottle
Water

If your motorcycle exhaust pipes have accumulated a noticeable amount of dirt and debris, you may be curious about how to clean them. Fortunately, cleaning a motorcycle's exhaust pipes is a job anyone can tackle with a few easily obtainable tools.

Step 1 - Apply Your Metal Cleaner

Begin the cleaning process by spraying your motorcycle exhaust pipes with a commercial metal cleaner. When purchasing your cleaning solution, make a point of selecting one designed for use with the type of metal of which your exhaust pipes are composed. After allowing the cleaner to set in for several minutes, use a scrubbing pad, scrub brush, washcloth or sponge to wipe the pipes clean.

Step 2 - Rinse Your Pipes

Having given your motorcycle exhaust pipes a thorough scrubbing, you're ready to rinse them. Use a dampened washcloth or a water-filled spray bottle to wipe away all traces of your cleaning solution. Once you have sufficiently rinsed the pipes, use a clean cloth to dry the pipes.

Step 3 - Apply Your Metal Polish

Finally, use a soft cloth or rubbing pad to apply polish to your pipes. As was the case when selecting a cleaner, make sure the polish is designed to be used in conjunction with the type of metal of which your exhaust pipes are composed.

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