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Had a sports exhaust fitted an ive been advised to look after it, keeping it free from rain were possible because its raw metal. Wha can i use to keep it rust free and/or remove any rust already there?


Its gonna be a pain, but im not forking out more money for yet another exhaust.


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If you do decide to take it off and want to keep the metal look you could always try one of those steel wire brush drill bits to get all the crap off it and polish it up nicely. It'd take time to do but once you've got it shiny you could then either paint it or treat it with some clear metal lacquer (but get a heat resistant one!) to stop rust coming back.

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I think its aluminium rather than steel so a wire brush will scratch the crap out of it :shock:

it's not ally..... it would melt :?


i bought a polishing kit from MandP to polish my wheels. it works great and only cost £17 for all the brushes and compounds.


and as already said, laquer it after although, good luck finding a heat resistant laquer!


might be easier just to paint it silver???

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I dont mind giving it a bit of work like, gives me more of a 'thats my bike' sort of feeling.


Ive just bought 3 tins of this stuff!


Cylinder Black Car Motorcycle & Stationary Engine High Temperature Paint

This heat resistant paint has a satin finish and is ideal for exhaust systems on classic vehicles and kit cars. Can be used on exhaust manifolds, motorcycle engine barrels engine blocks and casings, cylinder heads etc.

Does not require a primer, just apply to clean degreased surface. Can be brushed or sprayed when thinned with cellulose thinners.

Will resist flaking and cracking and will protect metal surfaces from corrosion to keep your classic in good condition. Contains 250ml


£6.99 a pop, any opinions/tips for me?

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I think its aluminium rather than steel so a wire brush will scratch the crap out of it :shock:

it's not ally..... it would melt :?


i bought a polishing kit from MandP to polish my wheels. it works great and only cost £17 for all the brushes and compounds.


and as already said, laquer it after although, good luck finding a heat resistant laquer!


might be easier just to paint it silver???

get engine paint in a rattle can from halfords, avail in aluminum or black , and red it thats your thing

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Just thought - if you do use a wire brush polishing kit it might be a good idea to try and get hold of brass ones. If you use steel ones then fragments could embed themselves into the exhaust and introduce rust. I guess if you're going to treat it though it won't make any difference, but just thought I'd mention it!

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