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Old 09-09-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default rusted headers...how do I fix this?

OK so I was changing the oil the other weekend and I noticed my headers were quite rusted, I have a 97 kat 600 which has sat for the better part of its life in my buddies garage before I bought it and started riding it again..

They're not rusted thru, they just don't look to good at all, can I take these off, sand or sandblast them, paint, and reinstall without to much trouble to make them A) look better, B) last longer.. or am I just wasting my time here?
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: rusted headers...how do I fix this?

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They're not rusted thru, they just don't look to good at all, can I take these off, sand or sandblast them, paint, and reinstall without to much trouble to make them A) look better, B) last longer.. or am I just wasting my time here?
I did this. Looks great....while you have the headers off, port your exhaust ports.
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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and how do you do that? exactly? is there a sticky around here on how to port them?

How long did it take you to do it? (sanding repainting etc)
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:58 PM   #4
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Cyberpoet talks about some kind of ceramic coating that can be done. He swears by it. He will probably chime in on this topic and explain it for you.
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Old 09-09-2005, 01:15 PM   #5
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You may find some useful info here:

http://www.katriders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11255
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