Author Topic: Exhaust and header finish  (Read 793 times)

hednik4am

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Exhaust and header finish
« on: April 28, 2017, 03:55:20 PM »
Can anyone elborate on what kind of finish/paint is on this ? Is it a rudimentary black chrome or just a glossy t high heat enamel? Polishing work ? I was going to do a photo series of me doing some rest on this bike this weekend​

J6G1Z

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Re: Exhaust and header finish
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 07:24:14 PM »
Not sure, but I think the original finish is some form of a black chrome.

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murdo

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Re: Exhaust and header finish
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 02:07:10 AM »
On my VT250 resto I used hi temp 'heatproof' paint on the head pipes and gloss black two pack on the mufflers. Looks like the original black chrome and so far (1,000+Km) hasn't burnt off.


murdo

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Re: Exhaust and header finish
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 03:06:45 PM »
I use the two part paint from an automotive paint supplier and apply with spray gun.
Sand the old chrome to get a good smooth dull finish, clean with prepsol or similar, apply a light etch primer and when dry two coats of the gloss. Leave for a couple of days to dry completely and fit to bike. Go ride.  :D

hednik4am

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Re: Exhaust and header finish
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 04:32:57 PM »
Man if I wasn't 6 ft 2.   I'd love to have a bike like that. Gorgeous bike

murdo

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Re: Exhaust and header finish
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 12:01:01 AM »
Thanks, it wasn't when I got it.
18 months and many $$$ later I have a little gem that is not uncomfortable for me at 6', and is a bit rare here in Australia.