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Chrome

Does anyone here have tried having the exhaust headers chromed? I know they will be blue after the first ride, but I am wondering if I have the headers chromed, they will stay nicer than the raunchy SS crap that is on there now from stock. It will polish away real nice with some elbow grease, but after a few rides it is just as bad as it was before.

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You might look at Jet Hot ceramic coating. Quality work. They have a nickle finish and never change color. I love mine.
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We don't have that here, and I ain't shipping my headers to the US. Besides, I don't really like the look.
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Personally, I always preferred the highly polished stainless steel look. Very industrial looking.
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I do too, but unfortunately the headers don't stay like that for very long and it is a pain in the butt to get them back up to shine.
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I've had success with http://www.performancecoatings.com/ out of WA.

They have a number of options. I used the satin titanium on the Ducs, and their c-coat for satins up to 1K. Looks great and holds-up terrific.

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