What dissoves exhaust putty?
Posted April 03, 2010 - 10:37 PM
After it kept leaking I realised I should have used exhaust selastic due to its better flexibility, which I've used on the join between the slip-on and the mid-pipe.
However, after hammering and flexing and twisting, I can't seem to break the seal between the header and the mid-pipe. It's leaking, but part of it is obviously rock solid, which means I've so far been unable to use the stock muffler on rides in built-up areas.
Any ideas on what would react with this stuff? I'm a bit concerned any more mechanic treatment might break something.
The only ingredient I can find on the tube is Sodium Silicate.
Posted April 04, 2010 - 01:55 PM
I've been in similar situations before and I just work my way through different solvents until I find one that works.
(BTW, my guess is that acetone will do it.)
Posted April 04, 2010 - 09:58 PM
Acetone? That nailpolish remover?
Yep (says I need 5 characters to reply) it is!
Posted April 05, 2010 - 11:29 AM