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Hey guys just finished shining up the pipe on my xc. I think it looks good, here are the before and after pics... Sorry they arent the best quality just from my cell phone...
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For all you who want to know how, it was very simple. I just used "MOTHERS" aluminum polish. I got a cloth, put a bit onto the cloth and worked the wax in, until a dark grime came out. Then i buffed it out using another clean cloth. I repeated that a few times to get it where i wanted it. Took about an hour, including the belt guard.
 

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Looks good mang[8D]
 

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looks good [Dude]
 

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looks nice and shiny you must of put some elbow grease into that.
 

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GF polishes my . . . Oops, wrong place.
 

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wow thats nice
 

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Originally posted by saberstang
[br]sand blast the steel pipe and throw some high temp black on and you got yourself a nice looking pipe.
it looks good now but would look even better with a black pipe
 

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Thats freaking nice. I may have to give it a try.
 

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I recomend this to everyone, since it is so easy. I love the fact on how you can directly see the results. I worked in lines, across the pipe in section of like 5 inches... You could see how the line that i polished is bright and shiny compared to where i havnt, which was still dull. I have also done the chain case cover, which looks good also.
 

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yeah, you should really sandblast the pipe itself and paint it with high temp paint. aside from looking good, it will extend the life of the pipe a bit.
 

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so about how much is sandblasting a pipe? Also does that high temp paint really hold up? My friend did it on his xr dirtbike, and it didnt turn out so well.... then again, it wasn't sandblasted...
 

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Nice job and it looks good.
 

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looks good. but as customized said take of the guard and sand the pipe down and spray with high heat paint. i didnt sand blast my pipe i just sanded it with a drill then painted it a charcoal color. i think baking the paint really helps ive heard of people puttign the pipe and can in the oven but i dont feel like trying that 1 btu its an idea for you. and also if you paint the piep and can also do the y pipe.
 
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