Scratched Exhaust Pipe, Can it be fixed?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by NYHarley, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I just picked up a set of Rinehart 2 in to 2 pipes for a really sweet price. The only downfall is that the pipe has a couple pretty deep scratches. They are on the bottom side of the pipe and hard to notice without actually walking up to the bike and tipping your head down.

    Is it possible to polish out these scratches with say a DA Sander or buffing wheel?
     
  2. airbusdriver

    airbusdriver Member

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    don't know...might want to start with extra fine steel wool? I've heard some people have had success with that(#4000) I think
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Chrome plating being only a few mils thick is basically unrepairable. Once the scratch is there. it's for life unless you have it re chromed.
     
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  4. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I am not too worried about it, because you can't really see it. I know my OCD will get the best of me, because I know the scratches are there....
     
  5. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    Battle scars. Wear 'em with pride!
     
  6. larryjmiller

    larryjmiller Junior Member

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    Like my dad always says, "just ride the Darn thing!!!"

    Glider is right. Can't really fix chrome. You might clean it up carefully and keep it lubed or waxed so it won't rust at the scratches. BTW, as you are riding by with that big smile on your face, no one will notice a scratch on your pipe.
     
  7. Butch

    Butch Active Member

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    Love that! :lolrolling