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Old April 6th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Maintaining exhaust header

Does anyone do anything to maintain the front exhaust header? What with all the salt & crap on the roads here mine is already looking the worse for wear. Not that it's gonna cause any real issues, but it kinda lets down the look of the bike.

Besides getting it coated (and wouldn't use wrap for obvious reasons) do any of your guys regularly clean/polish?
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Old April 7th, 2015, 02:15 PM   #2
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Fine/ultra fine steel wool and a little fresh water works wonders
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Old April 7th, 2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Zibbit. Is it something you find you have to/want to do often to maintain? I don't suppose there's anything one can use to coat it that won't just burn off the first time you run the engine up to temperature?
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Old April 7th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #4
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You gotta figure car exhaust manifolds have been coated for years.. Is it worth it.. IMO nope... I just give it a little scrub if I notice a buildup starting to happen.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 08:23 AM   #5
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Mine has started to look a little tatty, think I might get it ceramic coated
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Old April 8th, 2015, 09:43 AM   #6
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Where would you get it done mentalist?
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Old April 8th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #7
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https://www.autosol.de/shop/Artikel-...emover/178.htm

This is what you need, makes your exhaust like new!

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Old April 8th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #8
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I was wondering about flame spraying the pipes with stainless steel.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 11:21 AM   #9
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Guys, use Autosol first before you do anything else! Its really good!

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Thanks Bruder, I have some in the garage right now. Surely you'd still need to rub down with wire wool first though to get some of the gunk off? Or can you apply Autosol directly?
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