I just had a radical thought... In case there's some booger on the chrome on the exhaust ends that will be shown past the wrap.
Russell Mitchell (exile cycles) does a 'satin' look with a technique where he scotch-brite's the finish. He does this with most all his customs. I wonder if I've got nothing to lose I might give it a go with the pipes where shown, buffing in straight lines carefully so not to cut all the way past the top chrome into copper or nickel. Just a 'buffed' finish look. hmmmm Dang tempting. Having said that, I'll bet the chrome as is looks great.
Some DIY heresy fun.
J_Undisputed, Sounds like you do have a debacle with the Big Slash for going that route. As these I picked up have no shields, I assume they're just conventional pipe-clamp types that came off easily with nothing but staggered pipe left.
I figure I'll wrap them up to the last stagger point. Hoping they'll look good. We shall see. I'll know before I get them on I guess what the finished goods will look like.
Examples of scotchbrite'd finish:
2013 Hard-Ball - Lloydz VM1-DR cams, air filter, timing wheel, PCV, properly tuned at KMC
Master, Biltmore Lodge #446, AF&AM
Last edited by bsbabcock; 05-23-2013 at 06:40 PM.