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post #1 of 12 Old 01-18-2007, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rust on header pipe of exhaust...what to do?

Is sanding and BBQ paint the best way of dealing with this?

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-18-2007, 01:55 PM
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Thats about as cheep as you can get, And I'm sure that's probly the best way for what the KLR is worth.

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Thats about as cheep as you can get, And I'm sure that's probly the best way for what the KLR is worth.
It's not an old bike...2005 model with 10500km, but I suppose it is the weather I have been through. Just surface rust.
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If you try the BBQ paint please let us know if it works.

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I wasnt emplying that your bike was old.
only that it's worth 4,000- 3,000 bucks... it's not worth chroming the header pipe.
and BBQ black will make it real purty like.

Did you just get it? not very many miles on it.

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I wasnt emplying that your bike was old.
only that it's worth 4,000- 3,000 bucks... it's not worth chroming the header pipe.
and BBQ black will make it real purty like.

Did you just get it? not very many miles on it.
I got it used in July 2006. It only had 1600km on it, so I have done an average of ~ 300km/week. I have had many bikes, but this, by far, is the best bike I have ever owned. Absolute dream bike.
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-18-2007, 11:02 PM
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Scuff it and touch it up. First time the engine heats the pipe up, it'll look like the rest of the pipe..

Penny tech, and it'll work just fine..
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Don't use the bbq black, the stuff won't last, go to an auto store and get black header paint, has a higher heat range, it's a bit of a pain in that you have to go through a couple heat cycles for the paint to cure, but once cured, it's tough stuff and looks good.

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Don't use the bbq black, the stuff won't last, go to an auto store and get black header paint, has a higher heat range, it's a bit of a pain in that you have to go through a couple heat cycles for the paint to cure, but once cured, it's tough stuff and looks good.
That is what I wanted to know!!!!!! Thanks Gunny.

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Don't use the bbq black, the stuff won't last, go to an auto store and get black header paint, has a higher heat range, it's a bit of a pain in that you have to go through a couple heat cycles for the paint to cure, but once cured, it's tough stuff and looks good.
+1.

VHT is good stuff. I think the formula has ceramics in it. One thing I've found that works great for prep is a 3M sanding sponge. It's a lot easier to use on round or irregular surfaces than sandpaper.

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