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post #1 of 79 Old 09-06-2007, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Header cleaning and polishing

New to the site, it is great. Bought a used 919 about four months ago. Very pleased and happy.

Recomendations for keeping headers clean and shiny. I ride daily, I'm lazy, looking for something that is not extremely labor intensive. Thanks

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post #2 of 79 Old 09-06-2007, 12:01 PM
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Take a few minutes and look over our 919 Helpful Hints thread. A lot of information is at your fingertips including your question.

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If you have some money I'd reccomend Jet Hot Coating the header, good inverstment

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The headers are stainless and in my opinion it is downgrading to jet hot coat them. Jet hot is for regular steel to keep it from rusting. Stainless is what most people upgrade to not get away from. They will clean up great.

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See the difference....
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you can get a polishing ball at wal-mart (cheaper than the auto-parts store) that chucks into a drill...then get some metal polish and have at it...it works well. fast, too...





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you can get a polishing ball at wal-mart (cheaper than the auto-parts store) that chucks into a drill...then get some metal polish and have at it...it works well. fast, too...





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You'd be amazed at how fast and how well well irrigated 400 -600 wet paper works to get the worst off while leaving a base sheen that can quickly be enhanced by one of the many paste type metal polish/cleaners.

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These work good for me, although the 900RR header doesn't seem to discolor as quick as the stock 919 one did.


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These work good for me, although the 900RR header doesn't seem to discolor as quick as the stock 919 one did.

the above and some of this and they look like new


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The headers are stainless and in my opinion it is downgrading to jet hot coat them. Jet hot is for regular steel to keep it from rusting. Stainless is what most people upgrade to not get away from. They will clean up great.
they are stainless, but 400 series which will rust. unlike the 300 s.s.

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they are stainless, but 400 series which will rust. unlike the 300 s.s.
If they are stainless, it seems to me like it's asking for trouble to scrub off the passive corrosion layer without a way to renew it. You'd need to electropolish or passivate to be sure that you didn't get free-iron infilitration. or maybe I'm over thinking it.

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or maybe I'm over thinking it.
you are on the right track with you last statement.

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Got tired of cleaning mine..... Couple coats of high temp header paint.....good to go.

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It really doesn't take that long with plain old Mothers mag polish and a rag.

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Recently I was put on to Polaris Stainless Steel Cleaner by a Guzzi guy as the Guzzi headers are prone to looking like crap.

This stuff is the bizz - easy to work with and great results that last longer than metal polishes. Plus it was at the supermarket.

However, I'm in New Zealand and I do not know if it is a local or global product.

I'd sent you a small plastic bag of it in the post but in it comes as a white powder ........


Prior to this I had success with Autosol being used on warm headers - takes a bit more effort but it does work - you rub and rub then it finally gets off...........

I've found warm headers work quicker with metal polish.
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they are stainless, but 400 series which will rust. unlike the 300 s.s.
300 series SSs will rust.
As for so called 400s, as in the classic 400s, those are all martensitic grain structure type and have totally different mechanical properties than the classic 300s, which are said to be austenitic - even though not all of the are.
Anyway, I have a hazy recollection of really low numbered 300s being used for exhaust pipe material by the automotive OEMs. 302 or 303 seems to ring a bell.
The point is, I'm not at all sure that 919 headers are actually made out of 400 ss and suspect they are not.

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If they are stainless, it seems to me like it's asking for trouble to scrub off the passive corrosion layer without a way to renew it. You'd need to electropolish or passivate to be sure that you didn't get free-iron infilitration. or maybe I'm over thinking it.
The passive layer reforms, that's how stainless steels work. It's a molecular thin chromium oxide layer that forms up. Oxygen from the air, chromium from the metal. The nickel is not involved in this. The problem occurs when the passive layer continually gets removed, for example, as an abrasive slurry would do in a pump.

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300 series SSs will rust.
As for so called 400s, as in the classic 400s, those are all martensitic grain structure type and have totally different mechanical properties than the classic 300s, which are said to be austenitic - even though not all of the are.
Anyway, I have a hazy recollection of really low numbered 300s being used for exhaust pipe material by the automotive OEMs. 302 or 303 seems to ring a bell.
The point is, I'm not at all sure that 919 headers are actually made out of 400 ss and suspect they are not.
409 was developed for exhaust/mufflers because of the need to be welded easily. 304 is a good anti corrossive high strength(bolts). 316 is great against corrossion but doesn't have the strength for hardware.303 is a sulfer ss and is not recommended for welding.if you have to weld it you should use 308L/309 filler rod.303 is great for machining.

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Grade 409 resists atmospheric and exhaust gas corrosion. A light surface rust will form in most atmospheres; this rust retards further corrosion but makes the surface undesirable for decorative applications. The corrosion resistance is about the same as that of 3CR12 and the 12% chromium martensitic grades such as 410, and inferior to the 17% chromium grade 430.

i was sure it was a 400 ss just couldn't remember of the top of my head,too many #'s.lol

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I'd rather be on the bike than inside, polishing. How long does it last? Is it a blatant difference?

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I'd rather be on the bike than inside, polishing. How long does it last? Is it a blatant difference?
me too
it lasts weeks or more

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I'd rather be on the bike than inside, polishing. How long does it last? Is it a blatant difference?
Taking care of your equipment is part of the whole deal. Barring actual rust, I'd rate polishing the headers is mostly an aesthetic concern, but in terms of the dependability/longevity of the bike and resale down the road if ever, a bit of TLC goes a long way .

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You guys inspired me. About an hour with some 400 grit and WD-40. Followed up with Mothers.

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You guys inspired me. About an hour with some 400 grit and WD-40. Followed up with Mothers.

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You guys inspired me. About an hour with some 400 grit and WD-40. Followed up with Mothers.

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Nice, I'm going to get some 400 & 600 for a couple stubborn spots.

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Madmotor, that looks really good. I need to do mine. It's been a couple of years since I shined em up.

Plus it's good practice for when your wife is mad at you.

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I got inspired by this thread too. 400 WoD followed by 600 WoD followed by MAAS metal polish and my headers are purdy again. Only took around 45 minutes. They were pretty nasty.

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I got inspired by this thread too. 400 WoD followed by 600 WoD followed by MAAS metal polish and my headers are purdy again. Only took around 45 minutes. They were pretty nasty.
Pics or it didn't happen.

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Pics or it didn't happen.
Rats, I only got an after pic. You can kinda see how much like ass they looked in the full bike pic taken a few days ago.
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Why? Why? Why?

When I was polishing my pipes last night, my 7 year old son wanted to help, so I gave him a piece of 400 grit and we worked together to get it done. It felt real good to have him there with me as opposed to saying "No you can't help." Well I got my reward tonight when I found him working on my tank and front fender with the 400 grit. Took some restraint not to kick his ass!

Any idea what it's going to take to get the marks out? There pretty light, but I don't know. He knew he was in trouble as soon as he saw me come in the garage.

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When I was polishing my pipes last night, my 7 year old son wanted to help, so I gave him a piece of 400 grit and we worked together to get it done. It felt real good to have him there with me as opposed to saying "No you can't help." Well I got my reward tonight when I found him working on my tank and front fender with the 400 grit. Took some restraint not to kick his ass!

Any idea what it's going to take to get the marks out? There pretty light, but I don't know. He knew he was in trouble as soon as he saw me come in the garage.

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holy crap. Last time I worked on the bike with my kid, my wife found me laying on the garage floor with the bike on top of me.
Maybe try 2000 grid very lightly and then polish it off with the clay bar. Or do just a clay bar and see if you can do it without the sandpaper

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kid was just trying to help.... guess you should of explained to him better lol!

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Hmmmm - depends on how deep he has sanded. You could try to cut it out with some 600/800/1200 but if there is not much clear coat left you may go right through. Finish with a scratch remover etc.

The paint is pretty thin - I'd be inclined to pop down to a good paint shop and ask for advise - I suspect the 'best' option may be a rub down and new clear coat.

My two kids were trained from a early age to keep away from dads bike!

So - how do the headers look ........

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When I was polishing my pipes last night, my 7 year old son wanted to help, so I gave him a piece of 400 grit and we worked together to get it done. It felt real good to have him there with me as opposed to saying "No you can't help." Well I got my reward tonight when I found him working on my tank and front fender with the 400 grit. Took some restraint not to kick his ass!

Any idea what it's going to take to get the marks out? There pretty light, but I don't know. He knew he was in trouble as soon as he saw me come in the garage.

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I bet he knows the difference between paint and stainless steel now.

I would use rubbing compound on it then follow it with wax. 400 grit isn't too terribly coarse. Plus there's no way to know how much of the paint layer he took off until you actually go through it.

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When I was polishing my pipes last night, my 7 year old son wanted to help, so I gave him a piece of 400 grit and we worked together to get it done. It felt real good to have him there with me as opposed to saying "No you can't help." Well I got my reward tonight when I found him working on my tank and front fender with the 400 grit. Took some restraint not to kick his ass!

Any idea what it's going to take to get the marks out? There pretty light, but I don't know. He knew he was in trouble as soon as he saw me come in the garage.

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Oh man. That sucks.

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When I was polishing my pipes last night, my 7 year old son wanted to help, so I gave him a piece of 400 grit and we worked together to get it done. It felt real good to have him there with me as opposed to saying "No you can't help." Well I got my reward tonight when I found him working on my tank and front fender with the 400 grit. Took some restraint not to kick his ass!

Any idea what it's going to take to get the marks out? There pretty light, but I don't know. He knew he was in trouble as soon as he saw me come in the garage.

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Check out Meguiars and Mothers products. Such as the Meguiars "Mirror Glaze" line, or whatever they call it nowadays. You'll likely be best served with a coarser starting compound, a fine finishing compound, and end with a polymer sealant.

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I went over it with some Mequiars Cleaner Wax and it does look better, but you can still see the lines in it. I think with something a little more aggressive, they may come out. We had a little heart to heart before bedtime tonight about how important it is listen to Daddy and not touch the motorcycle.

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I went over it with some Mequiars Cleaner Wax and it does look better, but you can still see the lines in it. I think with something a little more aggressive, they may come out. We had a little heart to heart before bedtime tonight about how important it is listen to Daddy and not touch the motorcycle.

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I'd say your chances are quite good.
As for the wee lad, well, he was trying to help, and that is such a powerful motivator. A motivator that has been known to overpower "don't touch".

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As for the wee lad, well, he was trying to help, and that is such a powerful motivator. A motivator that has been known to overpower "don't touch".
very well said.

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