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Cleaning rusty OEM headers

So, Ive ordered my nice new MV Course Ti pipes for the 990R...

The headers are a but rusty looking and i cant go installing nice new pipes without getting this looking a bit better I found this post (below), which looks like a good idea... and i can try on a bit of pipe that you cant see.. but does anyone else have anything else to add or a better suggestion?

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maybe try this.

on my 2010 brute my exhaust cans the stock ones started to rust from being in the rain.

used some scotchbright pads, and some wd40 as a lubricant and basically go with the direction of the brushed finish you want the "brushing" to go in. a little bit of elbow grease and some time and you will have a back to stock finish. it won't "polish" it to a mirror finish but will give it a very find matt or brushed look, i think this is what you are going for. obviously if after that you want a polished loolk you can use a polish or a finer steel wool if you want to get the affect you want but i have a feeling scotchbright by 3m pads is what youa re looking for. the "non scratch" version of the scotchbright pads won't work, you have to get the "heavy duty" versions.
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You could get them Ceramic coated.


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You could get them Ceramic coated.
Yea i was thinking of that as well... i wonder what colour would look best? The company i would look to use has these options. I dont really want a high polish look as that would not go with the MV Corse pipes...

Galv-Look?
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POLISHED,cost me 200 dollars ,keep on spraying wd 40 on them ,still look great and going a touch blue.
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OK.. was speaking the company and they have a new colour called 'titanium' which is pictured lower left... I have a feeling that none of these are going to match up with the colour of the stainless on the pipes tho.
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Understand what you mean.On a F4 the pipes are hidden and colour is not as important as a Brutale.Polishing as Eddy has mentioned might be the go.


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Understand what you mean.On a F4 the pipes are hidden and colour is not as important as a Brutale.Polishing as Eddy has mentioned might be the go.
Yep - i think so. Cheers for the input guys.

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Ceramic coating...... Done


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You can ask for a sample of the coating to compare to your pipes.
That's what I did.

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I put mine in the glass bead blasting machine and then used different grade polishing mops (kit I bought from ebay for about £20) came up nice and still look good.

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