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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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If you decide on the Blue Away it is much cheaper here:
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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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Old 06-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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Looks great. Now get that car up on lifts and put em on!
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:28 AM   #11
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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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Old 06-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #13
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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Nice work! You have way more patience than myself. Enjoy!
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