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XyX
10-23-2007, 08:19 PM
So I want to get rid of the rust on the exhaust, because it's pretty ugly..And plus to make sure it doesnt get worse. It starts in the middle as you can see in the picture and goes back..So my question is..what do you guys suggest I do to get rid of the rust or at least cover it up. I know getting a new catback would solve it all but I like this one and don't have extra cash to throw down on another catback.

My thought was to..get some sandpaper (pretty rough grit) and try and sand off the rust? As much as i can, and if it all comes off..which I doubt..I'll shoot the exhaust with a hi-heat paint. If it doesn't remove the rust, I would get off as much as possible and then spray that middle part and back with a hi-heat black paint.

I am OPEN to suggestions..This is the only pic i have, but I'll be sure to take more so you can see what I'm dealing with.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/xyxinc/IMG_1452.jpg
pic was taking below the rear bumper..

Cobra4me
10-23-2007, 08:49 PM
Is that the stock exhaust if so I have mine that I would sell cheap. If you have mufflers welded in (aftermarket) you can cut the stock that I have and put in your mufflers

mrpork
10-23-2007, 09:07 PM
i was just going to offer my whole exhaust with 02 sensors pretty cheap

XyX
10-23-2007, 09:07 PM
Well it's a bassani catback like yours..and i'm pretty sure it has a bassani x-pipe with cats..i just want to get rid of the rust on the catback so it'll look better. B/c you know from the back of our cars you can see a good bit of exhaust piping and i dont want people seeing rusted pipes ya know?

03cobraboy
10-24-2007, 03:06 AM
Man thats nasty...Once you get the rust of take your catback off and buff the hell out of it with some mothers and get it looking new again. Thats what i did to mine.


Before
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1065/img3386lu8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

After lots of rubbing and buffing
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/1951/img3558hr7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

JROC
10-24-2007, 05:50 AM
:scratch: Arent all Bassani exhaust pieces made from of stainless?

XyX
10-24-2007, 09:22 AM
Man thats nasty...Once you get the rust of take your catback off and buff the hell out of it with some mothers and get it looking new again. Thats what i did to mine.


Before
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1065/img3386lu8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

After lots of rubbing and buffing
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/1951/img3558hr7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)Yea..a lotttta elbow grease! What did you use to get the rust off? That's my main problem here..once i get that off..I'll go ahead and polish it up.

:scratch: Arent all Bassani exhaust pieces made from of stainless? Hrmm..I'm know my tips say bassani..butttt..can't you just buy bassani tips? I bought the car with the exhaust already on it. So..kinda got stuck with the problem.

blk04cobra1
10-24-2007, 09:52 AM
:scratch: Arent all Bassani exhaust pieces made from of stainless?
NO, they offer Bx and Stainless...all of their tips are Stainless though :thumbsup:

XyX
10-24-2007, 10:06 AM
NO, they offer Bx and Stainless...all of their tips are Stainless though :thumbsup:Well thats why my tips are still rust-free :)..But thats not the case on the exhaust piping

cobrachris
11-21-2007, 01:35 AM
My brother had the same problem on his catback and tried Mothers Polish with minimal results. He then tried a product called Busch's Aluminum Wheel Polish that he found in a truck stop for truck wheels. It has an abrasive texture in a liquid form that works the hell out of any oxidized or surface rust on steel or aluminum. It turned his pipes to near chrome like finish in maybe three applications. Next to no elbow grease really required other than a few coats to aquire the finish he desired. I have used myself and it is really impressive the results you get.

XyX
11-21-2007, 03:58 AM
Ehh..I would've tried that stuff but I ended up getting all the rust off then spraying the pipes with a hi-heat (aluminum color) paint. Looks 100x better.

Before

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/xyxinc/IMG_1805.jpg

Midway

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/xyxinc/IMG_1807.jpg

After

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/xyxinc/IMG_1832.jpg

nckissfan
11-21-2007, 05:50 AM
looks a lot better now:thumbsup:

SuperG
11-21-2007, 07:24 AM
Wow!! Those are some imnpressive results!!

The easiest and fastest way to get rust of is to use a grinding wheel attachment on your drill or dremel (local hardware store), obviously you want to be careful not to grind through the pipe.

That will get most of the rust of, then it's time for the elbow grease!

03cobraboy...did you happen to coat the pipes with some kind of protectant?

Twice Bitten
11-21-2007, 09:19 AM
An application of naval jelly from your local hardware store will stop the oxidization process. :thumbsup:

XyX
11-21-2007, 11:58 AM
An application of naval jelly from your local hardware store will stop the oxidization process. :thumbsup:thats what i used beforehand :thumbsup:..weird stuff..its pink..haha