Cleaning road tar off exhaust - 2020 Rocket 3 GT


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Apr 27, 2023
Surrey, UK
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT
Hi all. I have some nasty tar deposits on my exhaust that will not just wash off. I have some Valet Pro Citrus Tar & Glue Remover which I have used successfully on my cars. It said it is good for painted and hard surfaces, but is clearly a fairly aggressive product as it dissolves road tar. Anyone know if this would be safe to use on my exhaust, or can anyone recommend something more suitable available in the UK? Many thanks.
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Ordinary white spirit (Turpentine substitute) on a soft cloth. Before running the engine, wash with a bit of soapy water and rinse.
I have also used the same on my car (painted) bodywork in very localised areas around the wheel arches, followed by a bit of wax polish just to get the protection back into the paintwork.
Works a treat, and it's not aggressive providing you don't rub too hard or use any abrasive cloth.
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