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Hi guys,

I am looking to chrome the stainless steel pipes of that Arrow Thunder.
I grew tired of looking at them getting darker over time.

What is my best bet?
- Cerakote Chromex coatings
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- Classic chroming

Got quoted £340 vat inc. for the classic chroming (http://www.londonchroming.co.uk/).
Very pleasant people there, he said the heat shouldn't be a problem.
I know many would think the cost is crazy but I understand the work involved just to get the parts polished beforehand.


My goals are low maintenance, great look, lasting results.
My concern is the mix between stainless steel, chrome and heat.
 

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I would go with a shiny silver ceramic coating from www.jet-hot.com Pretty much maintenance free and reduces heat a bit - much easier to live with than chrome. I have it on my Honda Superhawk 996(Firestorm) which is only 1/2 fairing so header is exposed and it looks and holds up great. Mort
 

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Found this company in UK:
http://www.rust.co.uk/popup.cfm?p_i=405052&p_n=405052

I don't know if there are any good though.

Now I got another fear. Would the thickness of the classic chroming stop the parts of the Arrow Thunder to fit together?

Other techniques I have seen are Electro-polishing and polishing coupled with transparent ceramic coating.
I still need to look further into these but the hardest would still be to find someone doing it in UK.
 

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Hi guys,

I am looking to chrome the stainless steel pipes of that Arrow Thunder.
I grew tired of looking at them getting darker over time.

What is my best bet?
- Cerakote Chromex coatings
or
- Classic chroming

Got quoted £340 vat inc. for the classic chroming.
He said the heat shouldn't be a problem.
I know many would think the cost is crazy but I understand the work involved just to get the parts polished beforehand.

My goals are low maintenance, great look, lasting results.
My concern is the mix between stainless steel, chrome and heat.
I just dropped off header and mid-pipe to these folks near Seattle, WA.

http://www.performancecoatings.com/index2.html

They do excellent work, but I would say shipping costs to the UK would be prohibitive. Great if you're in the US though.

I went the other way. Satin black.
 

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To my eye the chrome will look much better than any jet coat/ceramic coat.

I would do the chrome.

If you don't mind them turning gold, stainless polishes very nicely. Will look like chrome for about 500 miles then turn a clean, shiny gold color. I like that look too.
 

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Electropolishing would be cheap. But the problem is, that in time the high glossy look would go away.

I talked to a guy who does electropolishing for us. He told me, he had polished his friends R6's pipes, and after a while (about 1 year) the high glossy look went away.
 
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