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Old 06-29-2003, 04:14 AM   #1
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Question Safe way to remove rust from exhaust header?

Is there a safe way to get that nasty looking rust off my exhaust header?

Also, the plastic fluid reservoirs are a little stained. Any ideas on those?

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Old 06-29-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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I've actually steel wooled them and used some Simple Green to remove the excess crud. You could probably use brake cleaner to get a little more aggressive but watch out for the paint. Not too long after the header heats up, it will start turning that light red color again. So, you may want to jet coat it.

I like the red tinge because it keeps the smog goofballs from raising an eyebrow.
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I don't know about the hearders but for the plastic reservoir Fantastik takes the gunk rright off.
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It's tough not to get rust on the exhaust header. The whole unit is a cast-iron unless you invest into aftermarket stainless steel header, that's the way it is on the stock unit.
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