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post #1 of 4 Old 12-27-2016, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Over polishing headers.

I like the look of clean polished headers. I use a scotch Brite pad and metal polish if bad otherwise just a rag, metal polish and elbow grease. I might do this once every few weeks. If I do this for years will I be thinning the pipes too much? Is there such a thing as too thin? Cheers.

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-28-2016, 07:52 AM
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Let us know when you wear them out...

I lack the time and patience to clean them with any regularity so I just go with shiny Stainless and call it a day

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-28-2016, 07:59 AM
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I doubt you will ever wear through them using Scotchbrite pads, you will however go blind and get hairy palms.

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-28-2016, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Excellent. Hairy palms will help with the polishing. Back to the shed to furiously rub my pipes.
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