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Exhaust tip refinishing - recommendations please - UK based

People,

I have an RG3 exhaust which I purchased from a forum member.

The tips have scratches on them and I do not like the colour so I would like to have the tips removed (or remove them myself) and get someone to refinish the tips to the black satin factory finish.

Can anyone please advise of a reputable company (preferably one that has undertaken this service on MV's) who can remove, refinish and refit the tips to my exhaust??

I need someone who is UK based.

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Thumbs up Talon have done good work for me in the past.

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People,

I have an RG3 exhaust which I purchased from a forum member.

The tips have scratches on them and I do not like the colour so I would like to have the tips removed (or remove them myself) and get someone to refinish the tips to the black satin factory finish.

Can anyone please advise of a reputable company (preferably one that has undertaken this service on MV's) who can remove, refinish and refit the tips to my exhaust??

I need someone who is UK based.

Cheers ,Sub

If you remove them yourself you will need to polish the original anodizing off, with that done and them all shinning you could send them to Talon Engineering, phone Talon up and ask to speak to Scott, ask his advice he may have an idea!!

I have had all sorts of stuff anodized by them.

http://www.talon-eng.co.uk/default.a...=0&show=&bike=


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excellent cheers Ade

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just drill the heads of the rivets off mate then tap tap with a mallet the'll come off eventually
then polish them up then just look for local platers near you that do anodising
easy job really
i just changed my brown rg3 tips to goldish slash cut tips from motovation
took me about 2 hrs tops and thats with takin my pipes off doing the job and refitting them all back on

just make sure you get stainless rivets to go back on seach the ebay for them and about 20 quid for a rivets n gun

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Thanks Bat, can you please advise what type and size of drill you used please? Also a link to the actual rivets and gun that you used would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

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Use center drill to drill off the rivet heads. It is a lot easier with center drill.
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no probs
heres a link to rivets
only 25 needed and 6mm long
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-2mm-x-Ch...item48450e99d5

rivet gun
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAND-RIVET...item5d33b8ed98


i just used a titanium coated drill (yellowish ) 5mm so that it just cut into the top of the rivet then used a small punch to knock out the old rivet bit
you may not be able to get them out mine rattle around but its no issue
then best way to refit the tips is put the rivet in the gun if there tight and tap the rivet gun to knock the rivets home
do this with all the rivets then just go round each rivet sqweezing the gun if it dont snap off go to the next one then and back to the others till they do snap off it helps to keep the bands all tight and in line

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