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Old 06-02-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Cleaning up some used Kooks? *UPDATED with PICS*

I got a smoking deal on some Kooks long tubes and cats but they are uncoated and look a little dirty and used. I was going to hit them with some 0000 steel wool but it didn't really help too much.

Should I use some metal polish on them with the Porter Cable? I understand they won't look new but I'm anal and want them a little cleaner before I install them.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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They will very quickly look exactly the same. Get them coated if you care, polishing is a waste of time.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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I used maroon 3M scotch brite pads in the direction of the tubing then carb cleaner after install to wipe any finger prints off before getting hot and they are a nice golden brown.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Here's the stuff that SW says will make their headers look like new, so I'm assuming it would work on Kooks as well.
http://www.stainlessworks.net/produc...rs-polish.html
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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They will very quickly look exactly the same. Get them coated if you care, polishing is a waste of time.
Bring them to a person who will ceramic coat them if you want them too look new. They will basically sand blast it and then coat them.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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They will very quickly look exactly the same. Get them coated if you care, polishing is a waste of time.
^^^^^This.
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I SHOULD have taken some before pics. The previous owner mentioned the South Texas salty air had really worked over these beauties. They looked pretty bad when I got them. I'm pretty OCD about stuff like that so I spent several hours, scrubbing, grinding, smoothing, sanding and polishing these up.

All the headers and cats looked like this cat here:



And after several hours of busting my rear end?



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Old 06-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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They look good.
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Looks great. Now get that car up on lifts and put em on!
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So your the guy that beat me to these from the guy in Shiner. Good for you.
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Nice work! You have way more patience than myself. Enjoy!
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #15
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But with the lights off so you don't have to look at her, the sex is GREAT.
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As long as she doesn't smell ugly too...
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You should have those installed by now Nutro. It has been 24 hours since you had them cleaned up. Where is our video???
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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You should have those installed by now Nutro. It has been 24 hours since you had them cleaned up. Where is our video???
Gonna try to have them installed this weekend.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #19
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If she has junk in the trunk and dat A$$ is a 10, then you can settle with a 7 in the face! Especially when you rarely ever see her face!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:14 AM   #20
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Gonna try to have them installed this weekend.
I'm confused. Are you selling or installing them?

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300612
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:28 AM   #21
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Lmao! Nutro! Bust the move man, they look good cant wait to see install pics and vids.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #22
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I'd coat them. You're going to want that.
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