Exhaust chrome preservation

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by TomH65, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. TomH65

    TomH65 Active Member

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    I recently changed my pipes for some V&H pipes. After only 2 months of various wet / dry weather conditions, I have noticed a little rusting on the weld near the fixing bracket. The pipes themselves are clean.
    Anyone got any ideas of what I can put on the welded area to prevent rusting?
    I will be putting the bike away for 3 months at the end of November for the winter. Any advice on preservation during storage in a cold damp (sometimes) garage?

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm sorry to hear about your trouble with the V&H exhaust. I have used their products in the past and have not had a problem. You might try giving them a call to see if they will take care of your situation. That being said I would think that if you took a small stiff brush to the area and then sealed the area with a rust inhibiting silver paint you should be good to go. Over here we have BBQ grill paint that I would use.
     
  3. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    S100 used to sell a rust-preventative spray that will seal out any moisture. I bought two cans a few years ago, and spray the backs of accessories when I install them so they don't start rusting from behind.
     
  4. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I agree with HDDon on this one. Give V&H a call and see if it's covered under warranty. I believe they have a 1 year on exhausts. Good luck.
     
  5. TomH65

    TomH65 Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I will be taking it back in the next few days and see what happens....

    Tom
     
  6. quadancer

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    There are oil sprays to keep tools from rusting that can work also, but I'm not certain about the heat issue there. Me, I always first give anything I install two coats of good Carnuba wax, along with regular cleaning, waxing or quickwaxing - seems to work, I've never had one spot of rust.