swirl marks on pipes

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by emho1106, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. emho1106

    emho1106 New Member

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    First I would like to say hello to everyone I am new here. I own a 2006 Ultra Classic and I noticed that when cleaning my pipes with chrome cleaner that I got very fine swirl marks on the pipes. I attribute this to a very fine dust within the chrome.

    I would like to know if anyone out there knows how to get these swirl marks out of the chrome. I washed the bike before polishing so it isn't dirt.

    Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Have a great and safe ride.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Once chrome is marked, it's marked forever. The chromium is only a few mils thick and it doesn't take much polishing to go through it to the nickle underneath it.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. emho1106

    emho1106 New Member

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    Thanks Glider I was afraid of that. It really isn't bad but I know it is there. Guess that give me a good excuse to get new pipes..:)