How to clean header pipe???

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  • Jimmy_K

Posted October 28, 2001 - 01:47 PM


I have a yz400 with a WB exhaust system. Whenever I ride in the mud my pipe bakes the mud so hard that I cant seem to get it off. It is especially bad on the front of the header. After a while it starts looking like a big rusty mess. Any tips on cleaning this thing??? thanks Jim

  • Shawbridge Husky

Posted October 29, 2001 - 03:39 AM


Remove and start off with 180 Grit emery cloth, rotating like a throttle grip, then move down to 240. Last step is with Scotch Bright coarse then fine. You will notice that after this polishing mud will not adhere as before.

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  • yzf

Posted October 30, 2001 - 01:20 PM


try using a product called Calicum Lime Rust (or clr) u can get it home depot or any hardware store in the cleaning isle ,use it with a fine scotch brite pad and your pipe will look good as new ,trust me this product works and will make life must easer

  • CAL

Posted November 02, 2001 - 02:50 PM


I use Simple Green and a fairly stiff plastic bristled brush. Then polish with Mothers mag and aluminum polish. The polish isn't necessary, but makes my FMF shine pretty well.

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