How to remove oxidation from the headpipe ?

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  • humbertob

Posted January 17, 2002 - 05:30 AM


Yesterday I removed some weird fabric that the last owner used to cover and disipate the heat from the head pipe and I discovered that the pipe is getting rust, what can I do to remove this oxidation.......? :)

  • DirtJunkiexxx

Posted January 17, 2002 - 06:51 AM


Here's what a buddy of mine does like every 2 mos. He removes the entire exhaust system and busts out some scotch brite with some wd-40 and just strokes the hell out of it!! It works and pretty much looks Brand New! :)

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  • Tim

Posted January 17, 2002 - 07:01 AM


I do the same thing. Use a green pad and some carb cleaner. If you are really concerned that it does not sparkle, use some of that MAAS metal polish creme. I use that on my street bike header and it works great.

Hope this helps

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 17, 2002 - 09:53 AM


Scotch Brite or steel wool
SB is much better and easier to use but the steel wool leaves a brighter shine.
I recently bought a die grinder for a compressor and it works pretty slick too with a buffing wheel and a little rouge! :)

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