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Cleaning a SS header

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    Cleaning a SS header


    I bought a Vance and Hines SS header for one of my bikes from ebay and it looks like came off a junk yard bike and its almost black... Whats the best way o clean it? I almost want to use my die grinder and a "brillow pad" like bit but dont want to scratch the pipes up too bad. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Cleaning a SS header

    WD-40 and a light scrubbing with 0000 steel wool (called "four ot") should do the trick.

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    Re: Cleaning a SS header

    thanks for the info im playing with some options. I will at least get the crap off it Where are you located?

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    Re: Cleaning a SS header

    BonAmi kitchen cleaner. Seriously. It doesn't scratch, cleans metal like the business.

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    Re: Cleaning a SS header

    Quote Originally Posted by Loun View Post
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    Re: Cleaning a SS header

    I have a set of SS headers i bought off ebay so far i have tried a bit for my die grinder that is for paint removal, definitely left scratches but I can clean that up, also tried maroon scotchbrite pad which works pretty well, and some "nevr dull" I think the scotchbrite and then the nevr dull is the best setup so far Im not looking for perfection its going a bike i want to get rid of but at least want to make the header look a little better worst case scencario it gets wrapped so theres no pressure at all lol

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