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    Hey guys, I need some advice from you experts out there! My bike is in pretty good shape i try to take care of it but over the years my headers have been getting kinda bad with the rust. I want to take them off before this riding season starts here and clean them up what would you reccomend i use to make them look good?

  • #2
    Sand off as much rust as you can and paint with VHT.
    90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

    Originally posted by Badfaerie
    I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
    Originally posted by soulless kaos
    but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.

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    • #3
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      • #4
        Or send them to a company called Jet Hot and have them ceramic coated. That's gonna cost more than spray paint though.

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        • #5
          Use a wire brush and remove as much of the old rust as you can then use header paint (usually vht as mentioned)

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          • #6
            Note with the VHT there'll be some initial smoking upon first use as they heat up.
            2004 GSX750F

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            • #7
              With any heat resistant paint there will will be some smoking as they heat up and cure.
              1992- project katfighter
              2005- GSXR750
              2001- TL1000R
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              • #8
                Forget the wire brush. Get them sandblasted. Last time I needed to clean up a header I took it to the local parts yard and slipped the guy $20. Worth every penny. Then you hit them with Naval Jelly before priming and painting.

                In case you're not familiar with Naval Jelly:
                http://www.lowes.com/pd_117792-133-0...ductId=3009567
                Just be sure you're wearing some old jeans and those heavy-duty black rubber gloves when you apply it. That stuff WILL eat your skin!
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                • #9
                  Thanks for all the tips guys !

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                  • #10

                    Started sanding the pipes

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                    • #11
                      When you get tired of sanding remember that bit about sandblasting.
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                      • #12
                        Low on funds and cant afford it but 10 bucks in sanding discs and some elbow grease never hurt anyone LOL Guy wanted 80 to blast both pipes i said no thanks.
                        Last edited by Rebel; 04-08-2012, 01:09 PM.

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                        • #13
                          the sandblasting method described will last A LOT longer BTW
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                          • #14
                            I'd have thought you could make the money to pay for sandblasting in less time than it'll take to sand those things by hand. Mow a lawn or something...

                            Always an option once you get really, truly frustrated.
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                            17 Inch Wheel Conversion
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                            • #15
                              Sanding is all done only took a few hours last night with a few adult beverages I 4.5" grinder with a wire cup wheel. Im not looking for Show quality just not a rusty ugly pipe. Will Start the priming tommorrow or the next day with the vht flame thrower primer paint and clear.

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