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My mufflers on my 84 1200A are pitted and ugly but they are still in good shape no holes or leaks. Can I succesfully paint the mufflers with high heat paint to hide them for about 6 more months?
 

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what are your plans in 6 months
I painted the headers and pipes going to the hd mufflers on my 2 4 cyclinder bikes lasted cpl yrs looks okay I first used a high temp grey ceramic header paint but did not like the look so sprayed tremclad black high temp is holding up
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You should try and clean them up first. I just saw a thread where a guy cleaned up some pretty bad mufflers andgot themlooking great.

It wouldn't be any more work than sanding them for painting, it will look way better and last a lot longer.
 

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Use some chrome cleaner.
 

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I have made some pretty bad looking chrome look presentable by spraying some WD40 on it and rubbing with 0000 steel wool. If the chrome is still on the mufflers that should make them look a lot better.
 

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I remember someone using a crumpled piece of foil and rubbing the offending part, it turned out quite well
 

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Bellboy's suggestion is spot on as far as 0000 steel wool. It's actually a lot easier than chrome polish and a lot quicker although I've never used it in conjunction with WD40. Steel wool is an often overlooked friend. I keep several grades of it on hand and wouldn't trade it for all the fancy polish concoctions at a GWRRA ralley.
 
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