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After the riding last year and a winter spent outside, my Thunderbike headers looked more corroded than I thought possible for stainless. It looked like both rust and discoloration. :mad: Anyways, I spent two days polishing with a buffing wheel and got them back to beautiful.

I'd like them to stay that way.
Anyone have any ideas?
I was considering high temp clear, but have no experience with it and don't want to cause myself more problems.

Wrenching time is over, riding season is upon me! :)
 

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stainless will oxidize / rust, but it is at a low level and usually confined to the surface and it usually requires salts/ minerals to do so.
 

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If you use steel wool or a steel wire brush on stainless it will surface rust.
Use stainless brushes and wool only.
 
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