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Cleaning a polishing the exhaust

What is everyone using to keep their exhaust looking good? I would like to find an effective stainless polish.
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Try flitz metal polish. Plus a fair bit of elbow grease on the down pipes.

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I haven't tried that, I will give it a shot.
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Apparently toilet bowl cleaner works really well at restoring. No seriously! I have seen a couple guys do it with amazing results. Look it up

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Apparently toilet bowl cleaner works really well at restoring. No seriously! I have seen a couple guys do it with amazing results. Look it up
It gets the brown off, Hapic X10, I have some hydrochloric acid that works (same stuff as in toilet bowl cleaner) just nastier. But it leaves the surface as dull as it was.
The best I have found it Turtle wax headlight lens restorer. Yeah lens restorer. It produces that black on the rag faster than anything I have tried.

I also use an air powered buffing wheel.

This took forever and I can't get at the inside pipes with the buffing wheel. Hoping to find a decent polish that works.
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I bought some metal cleaner from Chemicalguys.Plus a set of SMALL buffing wheels(some are cone shaped).Works great at getting in between the downpipes and the rest.I then use a simple cotton cloth to remove the used cleaner.Pipes looked factory new except for a light gold at the exhaust header area.Will remove the bluing as well.
I've got an Akra muffler on there,think it's titanium so I just use warm water on that.

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I bought some metal cleaner from Chemicalguys.Plus a set of SMALL buffing wheels(some are cone shaped).Works great at getting in between the downpipes and the rest.I then use a simple cotton cloth to remove the used cleaner.Pipes looked factory new except for a light gold at the exhaust header area.Will remove the bluing as well.
I've got an Akra muffler on there,think it's titanium so I just use warm water on that.
I will look into that.



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I just got some Autosol for stainless. Gave it a rip and so far so good. On some previously polished parts a small amount almost instantly turned the rag black. That is a good sign. Still a lot of elbow grease in my future to get the inner pipe done.
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When my bike had the stock exhaust (Akra' titanium race system now) I quite liked the heat colours on the headers, from purple to straw. I would never have cleaned them off. All I used to do was remove any tar spots with some solvent, petrol is good, then use soap and water. Polish with a rag and occasionally a little Solvol Autosol on the Cat box.

Now the titanium system has had some high speed use it looks fantastic.

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Yeah I hear ya Bob.I like the flowing blue to the straw as well.Somehow I was getting spots in the bluing.So I did this to 'start over' so to speak.Worked great.I forgot how awesome the headers looked in the beginning lol.

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