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Old 08-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Headers, to polish or replace, thaz the Qs?

The headers on my FZ1 has been taking hit and all since 2008 and it's getting really dull looking no matter how hard I clean them so here is the question that I need your inputs.
1. Should I polish them for cheaper? Say If I do, where could I go obtain such a service?

2. Arrow makes an performance Headers, which causes almost 500. Would it make some difference considering I always have a slip on and PC III on board?

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Have you tried WD-40 and a green scotch brite? I've cleaned several bikes that way.
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Have you tried WD-40 and a green scotch brite? I've cleaned several bikes that way.
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Call me crazy, but I've used comet powder and a scotch brite to clean a tarnished midpipe and megaphone exhaust. It worked like a charm
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it. Now I know solutions to my brown headers, and i'll be scrubbing away this weekend.
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thx for the inputs. Now I need to take them headers down.
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Local places do ceramic coatings for a good price. Comparable to Jet Hot but no shipping

Lots of color options if you want that too. Place I checked on 1960 quoted just under 200 for my Z28 headers. Bike headers should be considerably less than those monsters.
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Limeaway is pretty good at removing the brown discoloration. CLR will work, but not nearly as well.

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