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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Default Black exhaust looks bad.

I have a set of what I think are Santa Rosa Rippers on my Vegas. I bought the bike used and have had it for a few months. The bike looks brand new except the exhaust looks ugly. Whatever it is coated with looks thin and almost rusty. What is the best way to bring the pipes back to life looks wise with some hopeful durability?

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Durability wise, jet-hot ceramic coating or powdercoating,
Cheapest would be VHT heat paint but it wont last.
Suppose you could heat wrap em also if youre into that racer type look.

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Buy new exaust ... Not that expensive ..

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Unless you go chrome no black pipes don't look good for very long the paint bakes off.
Send them out to Jet hot this winter there ceramic coating lasts (lifetime warrenty) and cuts heat dramatically. I have a set of head pipes for my Magnum there right now cost me $165.00 plus shipping.
The cost is $40.00 per foot

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Buy new exaust ... Not that expensive ..
not everyone has $500-1000 laying around...jus saying.

i'd say throw a wrap on them...that almost always looks good.

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I use the Rustoleum 2000 heat paint on the ugly part of the exhaust thats underneath the frame and motor. It's held up for 10,000 miles; that's worth a shot for $7.
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Black header coat the last foot or so. Wrap the rest with black exhaust wrap and then shoot the wrap with the black high temp sealer. Even if the paint lasts 1 season, a quick hit with fine steel wool and re-shoot the last foot.......

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use a quality high heat paint + bake-cure the parts in an oven as instructed. a friend + former drag racer-bakery owner cured his headers in his big baking ovens, it lasted for a long time + was very chip resistant. wrapping will finish the rusting, few report on its bad effects.
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Got ahold of Jet Hot and it's 220 plus shipping which isn't bad at all. Will most likely do it this winter. Thank you all for your replies =)

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Smart move you will love it! A few extra bucks upfront will keep you from having to pull and repaint your pipes every year to keep looking like new.

If you have removable baffles take them out before shipping. Also any mounting nuts/bolts put a throwaway bolt/nut in them or you will have to run a tap through them to clean out the threads.

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