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Anyone know the best way to remove the yellowing on the exhaust just before the cans? I tried steel wool but had negative results. I also tried using a dremel with just the polishing wheel, but also had negative results. Any input would be appreciated.
 
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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (CaliDuc)

emory cloth.
or any metal polishing compound. stainless turns "gold-ish" in color when exposed to heatcycles.
 
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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (CaliDuc)

I use stuff called Polaris Stainless Steel cleaner and man that stuff is magic, all that cooked on chain wax, dead birds and road sludge will come off, duno if it is available in your end of the globe but see what you can find.

Bit of elbow grease and away it goes.
 
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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (Monstaman)

Scotch Brite is what I use.. Only stays looking un-stained for a few thousand miles.
 
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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (superbike2001)

Thanks for the replies guys. I will see what I can hunt down.


Hey Strati:
Isn't emory cloth just like a sand paper?
 
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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (CaliDuc)

Has the same, if not a faster affect as the scotch brite... Workes faster. Takes off more material faster. Thats what I would think.
 
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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (CaliDuc)

caliduc -

i used to use mothers metal polish on my 900ssie exhaust. works great, leaves no marks, and gives the metal a really nice shine.

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Re: Removing yellowing on Exhaust (mh900e0974)

Thanks again everyone. I can't believe I didn't notice how yellow they were turning sooner. I guess after 9,000 miles, I should have expected them to look like crap.


I ended up going to Home Depot. Picked up some emory cloth and some Dremel metal polish. It was the only metal compound polish they had.
(Will try Mothers in the future) I went ahead and used the polish first and was holding out on the emory cloth as a backup. Didn't have to use the cloth because they turned out pretty decent with just that. Only used about $1.00 worth of polish, two polishing wheels, and 15 minutes.
The result.....................................................................


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next time try try "Barkeepers Friend" from your local market. Make a past and brush it on, keep it wet for 15 min or so an hose it off. Works perfect and makes them look new.
 
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