How can i get my header pipe clean?


10 replies to this topic
  • Wascher808

Posted April 13, 2005 - 04:39 PM

#1

I have a 99 yz426, and i love the bike, it really makes me mad to see that ugly copper colored titanium header pipe, i want to bring back out the clean look of the titanium, any suggestions?

  • Yak

Posted April 13, 2005 - 05:07 PM

#2

I have a 99 yz426, and i love the bike, it really makes me mad to see that ugly copper colored titanium header pipe, i want to bring back out the clean look of the titanium, any suggestions?

1999 Would be a YZ400. Either you listed the wrong year, or the wrong model. Unless you changed the headpipe, its not titanium, its steel.

I dont know of any ways to bring back the original silverish color.

  • gdbarr1976

Posted April 14, 2005 - 08:23 AM

#3

Steel wool.

  • jamieyz426f01

Posted April 14, 2005 - 08:26 AM

#4

yer the header is steel use either wire wool or wet and dry(emry paper)

  • slappie

Posted April 14, 2005 - 11:05 AM

#5

ScotchBrite pad with WD-40 works great on my 04 Ti headpipe.

Not sure about stainless though.

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  • gunship426

Posted April 14, 2005 - 12:43 PM

#6

use baking soda and a green pad its great!!!!!!

  • hotrodheathen13

Posted April 14, 2005 - 09:02 PM

#7

Grey Scotchbrite pad

  • Wascher808

Posted April 15, 2005 - 04:13 PM

#8

Sorry my bike is a 2000, 99 is the year of my truck, sorry about that... thanks for the suggestions

  • pwisz

Posted April 16, 2005 - 11:13 AM

#9

I used a rag, some diesel fuel and some grease.
..............elbow grease!!!
came out shiny and bright.

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted April 16, 2005 - 11:49 AM

#10

You need to pretty much clean it after every ride though, otherwise you'll be back to square one. Steel wool (mild), and metal polish works best in my experience. :naughty:

  • yzf76

Posted April 17, 2005 - 09:19 PM

#11

My standard head pipe has the heat guard tabs ground off, smoothed with wet and dry sandpaper then polished on a buffing wheel.When you start the motor up it goes a purpley gold color. Looks awesome.





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