How to remove rust from your motorcycle exhaust

Written by tammi clements
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Nothing ruins that beauty of your gleaming motorcycle like ugly rust stains on your exhaust. Not only is rust hard on the eyes, but it’s also hard on any surface with which it comes into contact. Remove rust as soon as possible, so it doesn’t spread and cause permanent damage. Before you run out to purchase those toxic and expensive store-bought rust removers, try using a natural cleaning solution. This rust removal method is safe and inexpensive.

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Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • 295ml. white vinegar
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • Scrub brush
  • Clean, dry towel

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  1. 1

    Fill a spray bottle with 295ml. of white vinegar.

  2. 2

    Add 3 tsp of baking soda to the white vinegar.

  3. 3

    Spray and saturate the rust stains completely with the vinegar mixture.

  4. 4

    Use a scrub brush to work the vinegar into the rust stain.

  5. 5

    Spray another round of the vinegar solution onto the rust.

  6. 6

    Let the vinegar-soaked rust stains sit for approximately 45 minutes.

  7. 7

    Use a clean, dry towel to wipe away the rust and any remaining vinegar residue.

  8. 8

    Repeat if needed.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don’t have baking soda available, use just the white vinegar, or replace the baking soda with cream of tartar.
  • Be sure to use only white vinegar for this cleaning method. Using different types of vinegar may cause stains or discolouration.

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