Bought these headers

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  1. fwi

    fwi FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Picked up these Hooker Competition headers today, lot of surface rust, what is the best way to clean these up?
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    Blast
     
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    • moparcrazy

      moparcrazy Well-Known Member

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      Steel wool, brillo pad, SOS Pad ECT
       
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      I have no idea if it will work but, yesterday I read that a soak in WATER for maybe a week or so and the rust will wash off! What do you have to lose?
      If you do try this please let us know.
      Mike
       
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        I've had two sets of headers in recent years - blasted and painted with POR15 - works for me. :thumbsup:
        My Dodge A100 during rebuild....
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        A good blasting is best. But not allways the easiest to find a place that can/will do it.
        At home, a wire wheel on a cordless drill and big and small hand brushes will do. Then you will need some type of rust converter. POR15 metal ready?
        (I don't know what is a good product for this. Sorry.)
        Then high temp paint after the header is rewashed of the dust and dry.
         
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          blast em....... any thin spots will blow out, better to find out now rather than later
           
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            I did the wire wheel and sandpaper on a previous set but this one is a lot crustier. I will try to find a place to have them blasted. Thanks for all the replies.
             
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