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post #1 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I may have gone a little overboard with my winter project.

But I like shiny things.

Here are my headers before:


And after:


Pretty pretty.


Shiny shiny.


I'm just really happy with how they turned out and wanted to share. Now it's time to ride!

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 12:00 PM
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Nice. I might do this as well. If you don't mind, what did you use to polish with? And did to replace or reuse header gaskets? Cheers mate.

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 12:59 PM
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Nice work. Looks really good. For subsequent cleanings, you can polish them on the bike with some scotch brite, WD40, a polishing ball, and some compound. Can't wait to get that gold hue on em.

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post #4 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 01:38 PM
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the pipes look awesome.
great job. you've earned it.

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post #5 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 03:55 PM
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They look amazing! What did you use to polish them?


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post #6 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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If you don't mind, what did you use to polish with?
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They look amazing! What did you use to polish them?
I hit the entire thing with a series of wet sanding. First 320/400 grit, then 600, some 800, 1000, and 1500. Then I went over everything with a polishing sponge ball and some Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish. I made a video on the process if you'd prefer to hear that explanation stretched over 8 minutes
https://youtu.be/oW36JW6E-S0
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And did to replace or reuse header gaskets?
I reused the gaskets at the ports and the midpipe. So far, so good.
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Can't wait to get that gold hue on em.
I kinda prefer the faux-chrome look, but the gold color is inevitable as the pipes go through heat cycles and oxidize. Such is life.

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-17-2017, 05:23 PM
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Damn. That's nice.


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Beauty job!

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Nice work. I will send mine over asap

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-18-2017, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Here they are after about 100 miles of medium to high rev riding. The gold color came back way quicker than I was expecting. Still smooth and shiny though


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