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Old 09-25-2017, 01:13 PM   #1
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Cleaning Headers

Hey guys,

I just picked up a set of Borla UEL Headers used from a buddy. Before I install them I would like to give them a quick refresh. I've looked around a bit, but I haven't found much on this topic. Does anyone have an idea on how to clean up your headers; Inside and Out?

Thank you
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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What do you hope to gain by cleaning them inside and out?
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Hey guys,

I just picked up a set of Borla UEL Headers used from a buddy. Before I install them I would like to give them a quick refresh. I've looked around a bit, but I haven't found much on this topic. Does anyone have an idea on how to clean up your headers; Inside and Out?

Thank you
You could always sandblast the exterior and have them ceramic coated.
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Probably to make them cleaner than before. That's why I clean things
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I'd just prefer to install clean parts on my car. It's obviously not going to give any improvements other than my peace of mind.
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You could always sandblast the exterior and have them ceramic coated.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll probably stay away from the ceramaic coating though as eventually I will probably go FI and have to get new headers anyway.
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They will get dirty anyways! Unless you are cleaning the part on regular basis, there will be fa benefit. Also, for a part that you or anyone can't see, I think you are just wasting your time. If you want them cleaned, do the ceramic coating and they will stay clean all the time!
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Hey guys,

I just picked up a set of Borla UEL Headers used from a buddy. Before I install them I would like to give them a quick refresh. I've looked around a bit, but I haven't found much on this topic. Does anyone have an idea on how to clean up your headers; Inside and Out?

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How about some good old fashioned soapy hot water. Maybe pretreat with a squirt of 409 or something like that.




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Headers without a coating or wrap get hot.
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