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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pipe Sleeves..

Need some advice on how to repair my sleeves on my pipes.. result of my accident the sleeves have been ground down at the tips of two of the four pipes and also sustained a couple of dints midway along the tips. I was going to approach this repair with a tube of 2 part metal filler but im not sure if this is the best way.. any ideas?

Here is a pic of what the look like.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 11:41 PM
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You can buy just the tips from your dealer.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 02:16 AM
 
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First thought is swap the tips of my, err, your stockers. Not sure if they'd fit, but worth a try.

Next, to get the shape turn up on a wood lathe a piece to jamb inside the tips the push them back into shape.

Finally the scratches, grind out with an orbital sander and then polish or blast (see Velocemoto posts) or have anodised a colour you like given they are already buggered as is. Is one of them spilt? Might need a touch of TIG. I wouldn't bog them with any epoxy myself.

Else, buy new tips, or put the stocker back on and send me the RG3 shit
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Not sure if you like this idea, but you could have a shop fill the scratches and powder coat over them for the final finish. Powder coating will stand the heat...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 02:04 PM
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looks like those tips are anodized to me. anodising can take the heat of an exhaust system application.

if you want to get it back to "stock" i'd say take them off, polish the scratches out, and get them hard anodized back to the oem color.
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