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    Hot Seat pipes

    Well I got some hot seat pipes. First thing I am going to do is try to clean them up. Thought about powder coating them, paint or even chroming them. Think someone chromed their own pipes on this forum and they looked good. Hyoctane I believe??. Won't be putting them in until next season. Any suggestions on making these look good would be greatly appreciated.

    I imagine tuning will be a pain in the butt. Should be interesting. Thought about putting it in my 2000, but it runs so good stock I'm going to keep it stock. Will probably go on my 97, it has red tops, reeds, HS Head etc. any info or help to the guys who have installed and tuned them would be great. And am I really going to have to cut part of my top deck under the hood? Feel like I have seen both, some with cutting and some without.

    Pics to come.


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    A little rough at the moment, but want to make them look good.

    Thoughts or suggestions welcomed. Thanks

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    I have seen triple pipes painted Polaris Red looked really good they may have been powder coated. Maybe just scrub the pipes with a green 3m pad that might look good too.

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    First things first, pressure test them and look for leaks.

    Redline and Derwood powder coated their pipes. It was beerdart and I that polished ours. (his were aluminum and mine were SS)

    This thread will help out a lot. http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...hlight=hotseat

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    Ya pressed test them for sure. Forgot to put that. Guy I bought them from says he did and sent a video. Want to do it myself, just for peace of mind. Pretty sure mine are aluminum. I use to detail cars and know alot about bringing back paint. But don't know much about aluminum polishing... Any help would be great? Any special polish anyone use?

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    SS head pipes with aluminum pipes.

    I personally find polished aluminum to be a major PITA. It tarnishes really fast unless you clear coat them. Then you have to worry about chipping the clear.

    I think powder is the way to go, if you want shiny, they now have shiny silver powder available.

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    Yeah powder coating def is the way to go for durability, but not sure if I want to go the color look. To me they look good on the matrix boats, but not on the pro. Just my weird opinion I guess. Ill have to check into the shiney silver powder coating.

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    powercoat can often become porus. and lift over time on exhausts.

    my opinion would be to paint them in 2k paint. i used alocrom 1200 to primer my alloy exhaust (but that was cast) its like an anodising coating before the paint.

    mine looks brand new after years.

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    My HS pipes are polished and all I can say is DON'T DO IT! They look f**kin awesome when nice and polished but they water spot very easily and I have yet to find a good polish to use to keep them from spotting.

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