exhaust pipe turned yellow

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exhaust pipe turned yellow

Postby inkman » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:09 pm

i have a 85 golwing and my exaust turned yellow. tried blue away but didn't take it away. can i have these chromed again

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Re: exhaust pipe turned yellow

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:46 am

Chrome will turn colors when exposed to high heat. They start with yellowish/brown, then go to blue.

Is this something new? i.e. has it been normal chrome for a long time and suddenly turned yellow? If so, then you potentially have another problem with your engine, perhaps a lean condition causing the exhaust gas temperature to be too high.

You can get things re-chromed, yes, but if the same condition exists as turned the current ones yellow, the new chrome will turn colors as well.

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