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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust pipes protection

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I was trying to apply a heat resistant spray that turned out not to be so resistant. I have my pipes out,sanded out the rust and other stuff and I'm down to shiny metal. Anyone knows a way to protect them from rusting and keep the shiny metal surface? I was going to try a metal polish paste but then i thought of asking for another solution.
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They're (low grade) stainless steel. So technically, they won't rust. I find it's easy to keep them clean and shiney (SolVol Autosol and 000 grade steel wool).

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Leave all the shininess to harley owners
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You can have them ceramic coated to protect them. Powder coat will just burn off.

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Did that to the headers on my FZ8. It does tend to chip (not flake) over time...

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Powder coat or ceramic coat... Other than that leave it. Shining it with mothers will make it shiny for 1 ride, then it goes back to the golden tint. It's stainless so it shouldn't rust... Corrode perhaps but rust- nay


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Does a magnet stick to your header downtubes or on the collector?
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I have had good success with rattle can ceramic paint on some used dual sports I have purchased. As long as I cleaned the mud off after a ride they held up great. You have to follow the instructions to the letter which means you are without your bike for a couple weeks.

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