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  1. Mark9

    Mark9 Well-Known Member
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    I just cleaned the oxide layer from the downpipes on my TT1200, only took 15 mins to do both sides, not sure how long it will last but I did the same on the fake pipe near the catalyser about 500 miles ago and it hasn’t returned yet, here’s what I did.
    1. Clean the area with brake cleaner and kitchen towel to get rid of any grit.
    2. Applied “Zephyr Pro 25” cutting compound using soft material from an old T shirt, lots of rubbing in a circular motion, occasionally changing the area of cloth and reapplying the cutting compound.
    3. Clean off area with furniture polish on kitchen towel.
    4. Clean area off with brake cleaner to remove all residues.

    as I said not sure how long it will last but I will report back once I start riding again (when the salt is gone and dry roads reappear!)

    Here’s a before and after. 175ACA2D-457B-4B0E-A004-C7B4CE7A836C.jpeg BA93C451-F490-4BAF-8B18-45A2EBC2C06E.jpeg

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  2. DCS222

    DCS222 Crème de la Crème

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    Good work fella
     
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  3. Nicholaj

    Nicholaj Noble Member
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    Very nice :)
     
  4. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    Good stuff it just reminded me of one of the January jobs for my T120 put a Tec Rebel 2-1 SS on during summer so probably needs doimg now.
     
  5. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Noble Member

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    Anyone know if the headers on the Street Scrambler are stainless steel as they seem to have a sort of goldy/bronzy coating on them so I'm loathed to use any abrasive type cleaner or polish.
     
  6. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Not sure on the scrambler but on my Street Cup the pipes are stainless with a fine brushed finish. Instead of blueing the heat turns them a bronze color. A green scotchbrite pad will clean it off and leave the correct brushed finish.
     
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  7. Russell Stroup

    Russell Stroup Well-Known Member
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    Looks good definitely on my list of winter projects.
     
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  8. Daveweld

    Daveweld Member

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    Hello. Yes they are Stainless Steel. All you need to do is put some metal polish (Autoglym) onto a length of old T Shirt. wrap it once around the cold down pipe and then pull it back and fore. As it is moved and takes in the Polish you have applied it will start to turn into a black paste. Take about 10-15 minutes working up and down the pipe. Then remove the cloth and replace with a clean length of cloth and run it again. This now gives you a shiny none scratch finish.
     
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  9. David Munns

    David Munns Mad-Dawg
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    Awesome job. I have my downpipes off at the moment and was wondering how well they'd buff up. Will give your suggestion a good go, ta :)
     
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  10. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    I wrote about a similar issue here. Ten minutes with Solvol Autosol brought them up like new, but the problems came back again shortly afterwards (so expect the same).
     
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  11. Mark9

    Mark9 Well-Known Member
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    I just took my bike for an MOT, 8 mile round trip, 50% of the “staining” has immediately reappeared :), so maybe not worth the elbow grease on the pipes where they exit the cylinders, however on the “fake pipe” covers adjacent the catalyser it is worth doing with so far no “staining” reappearing after 500 miles.
     
  12. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    I noticed that when I cleaned off mine it hasn’t reappeared as much. This was after break in period and after installing free flowing exhaust, so maybe it’s running cooler? Still getting most of the color back near the heads.
     
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