there is no point in putting the actual chrome muffler in the fire. just get a stick or something and scrap the inside out (idoubt there will be much of anything). i wouldnt even put the bafflesin the fire either. use a srew driver and just scrape all of the carbon out of the baffle holes and such. the baffles are aluminum so they will melt in a fire. the fire method is for those pipes that arent take-apartable.