Clear Paint for Exhaust Pipes

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Clear Paint for Exhaust Pipes

Post by Arti » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:49 am

Took things apart to get to the rear shocks. They are leaking so it's time to put new seals in them and new rubber boots. Anyway the domino effect is kicking in so it's time to clean up the exhaust pipes while the bags are off, they are starting to get pits and little rust spots on them. I read somewhere that Aluminum foil and water will clean them up so I gave it a try, Happy to report that it works well.

No flaking chrome yet so I can salvage the pipes which brings me to the reason for this post. Any ideas for protecting them after we clean them up I was thinking about spraying them with High Temp Clear, it's pricey but looks like that would protect them from having the rust come back. Any other ideas would be welcome Maybe I'm over thinking this and the aluminum foil polishing is all that needs to be done?

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Re: Clear Paint for Exhaust Pipes

Post by twocams » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:50 pm

Clear paint for under sounds like it might work. But may peel off the chrome. i usually clean them up then just keep putting a good coat of wax on them.


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