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Best way to clean stainless headers?

Anybody know of an easy way to start cleaning these things? Something I can spray or dip them in before pressure washing and polishing?



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Simple Green maybe..?
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Sandpaper if you have a lot of time on your hands.
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Dish soap.
Then maybe steel wool to get that crap off?
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Dish soap.
Then maybe steel wool to get that crap off?
x2 on the steel wool
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I know I'm gonna have to scrub the hell out of these things with some steel wool and a scrub pad. I'm just hoping to find something that will eat this crap off to make it a little easier.
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I know I'm gonna have to scrub the hell out of these things with some steel wool and a scrub pad. I'm just hoping to find something that will eat this crap off to make it a little easier.
Paint thinner?
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Sandpaper and polish. You can use brake cleaner to get the grime off.
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^^^ x2 i have stainless headers on my show bike. if you want results talk the time and use 500 grit paper and alot of elbow grease lightly sand with 1000 after your done to remove major scratches and then use a good quality polsih i have had good luck with mothers or turtle wax metal polish if they dont look like chrome after that there never going too
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x? for steel wool. Use the steel wool like a polishing cloth with Mothers metal polish works great for the big mess.
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Degreased, pressure washed, and scrubbed. Still got some more sanding to go and then hit em with some Mothers.


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Looks good! What headers are they?
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JBA's
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wouldnt happen to want to sell them would you? hahaa
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Nice man. looks good.
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Would standard S/S Kitchen Cleaner work ?
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I use paint stripper for really stuck on stuff like that.
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How about a real stripper?
I bet she knows how to work a pipe.
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She sure could polish it that's for sure. When I say "it"...I mean set of headers...I think
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I have also stainless headers on my bike. If you can use grit paper or sandpaper and grease lightly after to remove major scratches and then use a good quality polish.
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