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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #10 on: June 27, 2015, 10:08:59 AM
If that thing would be covered we would be even bringing this topic  :008: :008: :008:

Good advice here thanks. I would have used WD-40 to clean then the tube polisher and the dremel  :034:

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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #11 on: June 27, 2015, 11:29:52 AM
First I use WD-40, then acetone for prep...
1200 degree BBQ paint, to make the ugly cat disappear!!

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Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 11:39:53 AM by Night Owl
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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #12 on: June 27, 2015, 11:31:20 AM
*Originally Posted by rockdog32 [+]
Oven cleaner works the best.

Interesting...hadn't even considered that.
Why is common sense so uncommon?

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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #13 on: June 27, 2015, 02:42:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Night Owl [+]
First I use WD-40, then acetone for prep...
1200 degree BBQ paint, to make the ugly cat disappear!!

https://www.s1000r.co.uk/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=1050;preview

And I liked the color being a bit more shiny like matching the swing arm. So assume you covered up all around before applying it right?
Here I paste one example found in the German Forum. Matt tone, I don't fancy much this tone.


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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #14 on: June 27, 2015, 02:57:48 PM
I actually like the matt better, to de-emphasize the area.  Mine is just the cat on right side.  I plan to go over it again with matt high temp paint.  Yes, I carefully masked around the area. I also polished the panels after pulling the masking tape off just in case any paint dust landed beyond what was covered up.  Someday ($$) I hope to replace the entire exhaust system.
Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 02:59:27 PM by Night Owl
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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #15 on: December 04, 2015, 12:37:48 AM
How I did it. Allow the CAT to cool off first, then:
1. Flat head, gently scrap off the baked stuffs on the cat.
2. Rubbing compound, apply it lightly onto the cat
3. 2000 grit wet/dry sand paper, start sanding while the rubbing compound still wet
4. Towel, wipe off the access compound. Repeat steps as needed.


Result, see attached pictures.

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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #16 on: May 30, 2020, 02:56:58 AM
*Originally Posted by empty_infinity [+]
Thought I'd share my experience on this topic, since I too was having the problem of a dirty cat, especially with excess chain lube, dirt, grime, and who know what having caked on. 

The BMW mechanic at my dealer recommended (off the record, of course  :164:) that I try Suzuki Engine Shampoo, and I just tried it out today.   DAMN does it make a difference.  Just cuts through all the crap.  The cat looks amazing and like new.  Night and day, I wish I took photos. 

FYI, link to it on Suzuki's website: https://www.suzuki.ca/en/node/496

I'm sure you'd be able to find it at your local suzuki dealer, which is where I got mine.


I am in US. I couldn't view that page.
I am interested. Does anyone know where else I may get a can of this stuff?




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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #17 on: May 30, 2020, 08:52:29 AM
I use Harpic Max, a very concentrated domestic bleach and coasts only 1 per bottle.
Wear some protective gloves and only use it on stainless steel.
Dab it on sparingly using a small paint brush and after 20 mins  wash it off thoroughly with soapy water using a scouring pad.

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Re: Cleaning crud off the cat.
Reply #18 on: June 02, 2020, 12:44:55 PM
+1 for the harpic 10x bleach in black bottle..  apply to microfibre cloth and simply wipe exhaust.. instant silver stainless appears in seconds... make sure you thoroughly rinse down afterwards...  use scouring pad on stubborn stains...