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Exhaust Pipe Blue Removal

I know it will return, but is there a way to remove or lessen the blue on the pipe the first 3 - 4 inches after the exhaust manifold?

I'd like it to look pretty when I sell it.

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This works pretty well, and its not too expensive.
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I have also noticed some blue on my right exhaust piped, didnt know it was there till i started to polish out the pipes. Will give the BLUE a try. Thanks for the tip.


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How did the Blue Job work for you guys?

When I installed air filters in my bike.. I soaked them in oil and must have left too much oil on them.. Oil leaked onto the muffler while I was driving causing smoking and burning.
Now the pipes are pretty rough where this happened. I tried oven cleaner and mothers chrome polish but its not coming off.. Thoughts?

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I know it will return, but is there a way to remove or lessen the blue on the pipe the first 3 - 4 inches after the exhaust manifold?

I'd like it to look pretty when I sell it.

Jon
You should try to eliminate the problem. Blueing is caused by incorrect air/fuel mixture. If the pipe is blue near the manifold it means you're running lean. If it is blue 4 or 5 inches down the pipe you are running rich EDIT I had it reversed. I think it is correct now.

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I agree you should resolve the cause to avoid long term damage . To get rid of it would require re-chroming since the pipe turned blue from too much heat :-(

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I know it will return, but is there a way to remove or lessen the blue on the pipe the first 3 - 4 inches after the exhaust manifold?

I'd like it to look pretty when I sell it.

Jon
If they are stock pipes , you need to either fix the problem or leave the pipes alone. Because if you are selling the bike you could be accused of trying to cover up a problem by removing evidence of it.

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If they are stock pipes , you need to either fix the problem or leave the pipes alone. Because if you are selling the bike you could be accused of trying to cover up a problem by removing evidence of it.

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They are MAC aftermarket pipes I got from Cyndy. It is possible it was running too lean, will check after I get it running.

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They are MAC aftermarket pipes I got from Cyndy. It is possible it was running too lean, will check after I get it running.

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Gotcha. Some aftermarket pipes do "blue" even without a overly lean mix.

I actually like the bluing... Know it looked cool on the old Norton Commando I rode.

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Gotcha. Some aftermarket pipes do "blue" even without a overly lean mix.

I actually like the bluing... Know it looked cool on the old Norton Commando I rode.
What year?
I'm going to see if I can get my dad to start working on his again this winter and maybe even let me ride it next season. He's got a 78-79 750 to put back together.
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