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OfflineBeagle

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      Re: Blueing
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-02-06 16:05:15 »
      Yes, I used this on my last R1200RT exhaust pipes. It is acid based for use on stainless steel & titanium.
      It worked remarkably well & restored the pipes to as new condition. Great stuff!

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        « Reply #2 on: 2019-02-06 16:12:07 »
        Yes, I used this on my last R1200RT exhaust pipes. It is acid based for use on stainless steel & titanium.
        It worked remarkably well & restored the pipes to as new condition. Great stuff!


        Thanks for that, Does it last a reasonable time and do you still use it.

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          Re: Blueing
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-02-06 16:15:53 »
          I did it a two or three times a year from memory. I don't use it now because I have chrome pipes on my R1250RT

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            Re: Blueing
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-02-06 16:39:17 »
            I did it a two or three times a year from memory. I don't use it now because I have chrome pipes on my R1250RT


            I wonder if mine are chrome. They are discolouring. Is this not suitable for chrome pipes?

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              Re: Blueing
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-02-06 17:03:41 »

              I wonder if mine are chrome. They are discolouring. Is this not suitable for chrome pipes?


              My understanding is that the stainless exhaust goes brown, and the chromed exhaust goes blue/purple.


              I'm getting the stainless headers on my '06 RT ceramic coated, primarily for the heat reducing benefits, but I'm also tired of polishing the blue/purple out of them...

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                Re: Blueing
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-02-06 17:25:23 »
                Copied this from the brochure,


                * “Stainless steel exhaust system with sound flap.”


                Mine are blueing


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                  Re: Blueing
                  « Reply #7 on: 2019-02-07 11:46:37 »
                  It does'nt work on chrome pipes, guess how I know ! I've also tried Optiglanz, this also does'nt work on chrome but works superbly on stainless steel (as long as the stainless is NOT chromed)

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                    Re: Blueing
                    « Reply #8 on: 2019-02-07 11:49:47 »
                    My understanding is that the stainless exhaust goes brown, and the chromed exhaust goes blue/purple.

                    Stainless


                    Chrome


                    « Last Edit: 2019-02-07 11:51:33 by David. »

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                      Re: Blueing
                      « Reply #9 on: 2019-02-07 12:05:53 »
                      2016 R1200RT, these look like chrome.

                      https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachments/rt-series/125241d1492125352-2016-r1200rt-exhaust-pipe-blueing-img_0001.jpg
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                      This guy used some #0000 grade steel wool & Blue Away.

                      https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachments/rt-series/125841d1493408463-2016-r1200rt-exhaust-pipe-blueing-img_0001.jpg
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                      « Last Edit: 2019-02-07 12:11:32 by David. »

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                        Re: Blueing
                        « Reply #10 on: 2019-02-07 12:49:26 »
                        Just noticed this in the brochure for the LE,



                        R1200RTLE Additional Equipment
                        · Dynamic ESA
                        · Preparation for GPS Device · Heated Seat
                        · Cruise Control
                        · Additional Power Socket
                        · Gear Shift Assist Pro
                        · Chrome Exhaust *******
                        · Central Locking System
                        · Tyre Pressure Control ·Anti-TheftAlarm


                        Is that chrome on stainless steel ?

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                          Re: Blueing
                          « Reply #11 on: 2019-02-07 15:26:19 »
                          Just noticed this in the brochure for the LE,



                          R1200RTLE Additional Equipment
                          · Dynamic ESA
                          · Preparation for GPS Device · Heated Seat
                          · Cruise Control
                          · Additional Power Socket
                          · Gear Shift Assist Pro
                          · Chrome Exhaust *******
                          · Central Locking System
                          · Tyre Pressure Control ·Anti-TheftAlarm


                          Is that chrome on stainless steel ?   I would love to know the answer to this, since the chromed exhaust usually show rust pitting you would logically assume the the underlying metal is mild steel, stainless of course shouldn't show any sign of rust.

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                            Re: Blueing
                            « Reply #12 on: 2019-02-07 15:31:17 »
                            2016 R1200RT, these look like chrome.

                            https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachments/rt-series/125241d1492125352-2016-r1200rt-exhaust-pipe-blueing-img_0001.jpg
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                            Re: Blueing

                            This guy used some #0000 grade steel wool & Blue Away.

                            https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachments/rt-series/125841d1493408463-2016-r1200rt-exhaust-pipe-blueing-img_0001.jpg
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                            Re: Blueing
                            Very interesting result, but, it looks like due to the use of wire (steel) wool the reflective sheen of the chrome has been dulled by what will be a myriad of microscopic scratches caused by the abrasive quality of the wool , nonetheless it's an improvement, I think  :wonder:

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                              Re: Blueing
                              « Reply #13 on: 2019-02-07 15:35:56 »



                              There is different quality of stainless depending on chromium content. My old K100RS had stainless pipes but showed surface rust over winter storage.


                              The other thing is when you clean off the blue, how long before its back.
                              « Last Edit: 2019-02-07 16:00:52 by Beagle »

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                                Re: Blueing
                                « Reply #14 on: 2019-02-08 11:53:19 »
                                2016 R1200RT, these look like chrome.
                                This guy used some #0000 grade steel wool & Blue Away.
                                https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachments/rt-series/125841d1493408463-2016-r1200rt-exhaust-pipe-blueing-img_0001.jpg
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                                NEVER USE STEEL WOOL ON YOUR CHROME OR STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST.

                                It is a lazy man's route to disaster.

                                It can ruin both materials. The reason we chrome is to put a barrier of other materials ON TOP of the steel (or stainless steel) to prevent corrosion (and make it look pretty). The moment you use steel wool, you are scouring (potentially) through the chrome and also laying the way open for dissimilar metal corrosion.
                                STOP DOING IT!