Burnt on Plastic/Fabric on Exhaust Can

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    Does anyone out there know how to remove burnt on fabric/plastic from an exhaust can. I stupidly let a jacket touch the hot can by the cat and it won't come off with chrome cleaner or petrol. It would only smear when I tried to get it off hot and now it's cold it stays put.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    I have had success with steel wool on cold pipes and with flat wood on hot pipes. I use it like a paint scraper
     
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    Spray on oven cleaner, and let it warm back up.
     
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    That's a great idea. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks very much, will try it.
     
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    You're welcome. And Blog's advice about the wood works well, especially when the burnt on stuff is thick.
     
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    Could try that, but am worried about scratching pipe. It's in a place that shows.
     
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    If you use steel wool, get the finest you can find. At least 0000.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thanks again
     
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    Use bronze wool, less chance of rust, if fragments are left behind.
     
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