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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: Daffyd on April 23, 2019, 10:46:42 am

Title: make my headers Great again
Post by: Daffyd on April 23, 2019, 10:46:42 am
When i bought my 2015 Lc a few months ago  the header pipes where abit rusty ( the bike was not looked after), i tried to clean them with the good old coke and a sponge trick wich gave reasonable results however they have gone back to a brown rusty color. My Baby sleeps inside and is cleaned regulary. Any ideas on how to restore the pipes so it they shine?
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 23, 2019, 10:56:10 am
Take them off and have them ceramic coated. If done correctly they stay new forever. :deal:
Have had mine done two years ago and still looks new and I was not 100% happy with the work done.
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: Tman21 on August 01, 2019, 09:48:30 am
When i bought my 2015 Lc a few months ago  the header pipes where abit rusty ( the bike was not looked after), i tried to clean them with the good old coke and a sponge trick wich gave reasonable results however they have gone back to a brown rusty color. My Baby sleeps inside and is cleaned regulary. Any ideas on how to restore the pipes so it they shine?

Clean with Harpic pro.  Use gloves and face mask (or just be careful) and them run them on the buff of your drill or bench grinder with a nice buffing compound like autosol. (forget the spelling)
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: Katoom on August 01, 2019, 12:53:47 pm
Take them off and have them ceramic coated. If done correctly they stay new forever. :deal:
Have had mine done two years ago and still looks new and I was not 100% happy with the work done.

Chris, who can I contact wrt ceramic coating in and around Cape Town?
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: JustBendIt on August 01, 2019, 01:06:50 pm
Take them off and have them ceramic coated. If done correctly they stay new forever. :deal:
Have had mine done two years ago and still looks new and I was not 100% happy with the work done.

Chris, who can I contact wrt ceramic coating in and around Cape Town?

There is only one place - Powerkote - they are in Milnerton / Marconi Beam Industria - call Frank Hall on 082 560 0602

Below is a pic of my KTM 950 SM with cermaic coated headers
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: Jughead on August 01, 2019, 01:23:40 pm
When i bought my 2015 Lc a few months ago  the header pipes where abit rusty ( the bike was not looked after), i tried to clean them with the good old coke and a sponge trick wich gave reasonable results however they have gone back to a brown rusty color. My Baby sleeps inside and is cleaned regulary. Any ideas on how to restore the pipes so it they shine?

Clean with Harpic pro.  Use gloves and face mask (or just be careful) and them run them on the buff of your drill or bench grinder with a nice buffing compound like autosol. (forget the spelling)

Then after 2 weeks of riding, repeat the above.  And after 2 more weeks repeat again.  And then after 2 more ...

As Chris says, the only way to keep them looking good is to have them ceramic coated.
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: FJR on August 01, 2019, 02:12:47 pm
Take them off and have them ceramic coated. If done correctly they stay new forever. :deal:
Have had mine done two years ago and still looks new and I was not 100% happy with the work done.

Agree with Chris. Mine after they were done at PowerKote Cape Town. I am going to have my 1250's done now as well.
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: iamgigglz on August 01, 2019, 02:23:35 pm
Looks amazing on the Triple Black   :drif:
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: Manic on August 01, 2019, 03:04:05 pm
Take them off and have them ceramic coated. If done correctly they stay new forever. :deal:
Have had mine done two years ago and still looks new and I was not 100% happy with the work done.

Dit lyk dan kak. Sorry  :'(
Title: Re: make my headers Great again
Post by: Duke916 on August 13, 2019, 08:18:51 am
Looks amazing on the Triple Black   :drif:

Just as nice on a white as well  ;)