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Hey guys, just thought I'd post this up. I decided to paint the cat converter black as it had gone a horrible pale orangey colour.



It was a bit of a mission to get to the headers as you have to take the radiator off, And to make things harder i couldn't get my left fairing off.
(one of the bolts that holds it on I lost so suzuki chucked one on and did it up really tight!! and it was a shitty bolt, and as soon as i tried to undo it, the allen key just went right round making it circular! so its stuck!!)



finally got it out. full exhaust gone now, pretty weighty too. 6kgs!would love to get some 2007 gsxr headers as the cat converter was just a slip-on. the 08 it was welded :(





I've just finished painting it, still drying Ill take some pics of it and some of it back in the bike tomorrow.
 

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What did you use to clean up the cat and headers? Ihope your going to post a more detailed description. I have been thinking of doing this or polishing them for ages.
 

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Clearly too tightass to get a fender elim and fix up rim stickers so a new pipe is probably out of the question.
 

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hey chef_boy! are u using some special type of paint perhaps??
cause i was thinking of doing similar to mine??

cheers
 

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haha yeah i am to cheap to fix the stickers! and why would i get a fender elim?? the cops in brisbane are so anal about that! and they do just flick shit onto the bike behind you.

As for the prep on the exhaust. i used 400grit sandpaper, just lightly though. then degreaser to clean it. The paint i used is 3M 'heat proof 650' black exhaust paint. It doesn't need a undercoat. I requires 5mins between coats. cost about $20 from supercheap. I'm not normally a DIY person, so this is all learning. It's a long weekend so I thought I'd try this. Sandblasting would've been good though! If it looks shit then i can take it off and get it blasted etc..But at least I had a go myself :) everyones feedback is welcome! as long as its constructive!

so here are the pics. Im in the process of putting it back on now.




they are taken from my iphone so….
 
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If I went to all that trouble to paint part of my exhaust, I would do the lot. Looks tops though mate! good work!
 

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thanks guys. it does look heaps better.
Umm I didn't paint it all because,
1. i didn't want to do a shit job and completely ruin the whole thing.
2. you don't really see any other part of the exhaust when the fairing is on.

when i get 07' headers + Mid-pipe for the track, i'll paint it all.
 
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chef_boy said:
thanks guys. it does look heaps better.
Umm I didn't paint it all because,
1. i didn't want to do a shit job and completely ruin the whole thing.
2. you don't really see any other part of the exhaust when the fairing is on.

when i get 07' headers + Mid-pipe for the track, i'll paint it all.
get stainless :dance:
 

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roobars said:
chef_boy said:
thanks guys. it does look heaps better.
Umm I didn't paint it all because,
1. i didn't want to do a shit job and completely ruin the whole thing.
2. you don't really see any other part of the exhaust when the fairing is on.

when i get 07' headers + Mid-pipe for the track, i'll paint it all.
get stainless :dance:
titanium :dance:
 

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deffo looks better than before but i would still look at getting a system that removes it all together.
 

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Hows it holding up? Any problems wiith heat peeling or bubbling?
 

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dayeve said:
deffo looks better than before but i would still look at getting a system that removes it all together.
along these lines, you could probably go to pipemasters in bowen hills, brisbane and get them to cut off your catalytic converter and just do a straight pipe welded on to meet where your slipon muffler goes.

then its DONE and sorted, wouldnt cost much either, they'd probably do it for you in a day or something...
 
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