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    could you actually chrome your headers will it still bolt up correct if so i may just i have a friend who works at a chrome shop

  • #2
    you know how hot those things get? I'd make sure the chrome plating can handle the heat. Although, I'd be better off putting that money up my nose then chroming them. And my project bike cost is not an consideration. Still, I'd be better off putting that money up my nose. Now jet coating, that's a different story.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by arsenic View Post
      you know how hot those things get? I'd make sure the chrome plating can handle the heat. Although, I'd be better off putting that money up my nose then chroming them. And my project bike cost is not an consideration. Still, I'd be better off putting that money up my nose. Now jet coating, that's a different story.
      Sounds like a solid "Maybe" to me.
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      • #4
        as far as bolting up, they will be fine. What you NEED to do is find out what heat the chrome plating will handle.

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        • #5
          Where are you located. I have no crome place near me that I can find. Your buddy want more work?
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          • #6
            You could always find a set of Bandit 600 headers, they are Stainless steel and look way batter then the stock Kat ones.
            Kyle

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            • #7
              You can chrome it but you'll end up with "bluing", look at Harleys...now jet coating, like arsenic recommended, is your best bet. You can have it jet coated in aluminum color, they mix ceramic and aluminum together for the color. Nice thing about it is that you can polish it to make it shinier but it won't we chrome but it won't "blue" either. Stainless is a good alternative but can be heavy. I had my pipes jet coated and I was very happy with the results.
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              • #8
                I got mine jet coated black, with all the blue accents and the extreme chrome powder coat in certain area's. I didn't need any bling

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                • #9
                  I just found this after a little googling and thought I would share:

                  We're excited to announce a brand new process for 2009 called ChromeShield. This amazing process protects chrome parts from discoloration, even at high temperatures. That's right - it will stop your chrome parts from turning blue! This process is done at our North Carolina facility and is exclusive to JET-HOT.
                  http://www.jet-hot.com/chromeshield.html

                  Not sure if it would really work....

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                  • #10
                    yea idk about it it probley would turn to crap after a ride but i can get some deals on chroming thow i got my rear grab bar done for 20 they had to dip it in copper before chrome cuz the aluminum so i thought i got a good deal

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bryce warburton View Post
                      yea idk about it it probley would turn to crap after a ride but i can get some deals on chroming thow i got my rear grab bar done for 20 they had to dip it in copper before chrome cuz the aluminum so i thought i got a good deal

                      Normal show quality chrome process is a "triple" plating process.

                      Copper is applied and used to smooth things out. Any dings or other minor variations in the surface can be fixed by doing this multiple times and polishing smooth.

                      Nickel is next to provide the best adhesion and reflective surface for the chrome.

                      Chromium plating is the last layer.

                      $20 is not a bad price for someone to do a simple part like that.

                      Krey
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