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    Any of you cut the flare or shorten your chrome headers... What'd you use or what did the shop use? A local shop said they can use there cold saw but they arnt sure how the ends with the chrome are going to look. i was the cut clean, and dont want the chrome to be all retarded and jagged.

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    Where the chrome is cut, it will most likely chip or peel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DMOORE View Post
    Where the chrome is cut, it will most likely chip or peel.



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    yeah it will, but mine didnt too bad, maybe a 1/16 of an inch or so.. looked a helluva lot better than the length they were before
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    Chop saw, then have them coated. Have done 3 pair this way and all of them came out bitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULTRA 23 View Post
    Chop saw
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    or make friends with someone who has one of these


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    If you want your chrome to look decent, You need to scribe a line around the tube, this needs to be through the chrome. Then cut out side of the line a little, and then final trim with your choice file or grinder. But please note work in or down towards the chrome, or the edge will lift. Scribing gives the chrome a place to clean break after the cutting process.

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    i seen it done with a chain saw

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    When I did mine, I used a sawzall with a fine wide/ long metal blade (The Torch) and taped around the header to get a good line around it I have seen some that will use silver header paint at the end to protect against rust.
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    Chop saw then clean them up a little. No chipping on my chrome headers.

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    When I was cutting mine I couldn't figure out the best way to make a straight line around the pipe.

    Then my punk ass kid walks out and grabs an old piston ring compressor we used for his motocross bike and slid that on. With a fine tooth hacksaw blade and the compressor serving as a guide, he nailed it.

    He then just clamped a straight edge on it and moved the compressor over to the other pipe. Slick as a whistle and no chipping of the chrome.

    I'd still be trying to figure it out if it was me


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    This may be & most likely is a dumb question why do you guys cut them any way???

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    Cylinder head offset. I use a tubing cutter, perfectly straight cut with no chrome damage. Leaves a inside burr that is removed with a pipe reamer.

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    I put duct tape around header,marked with sharpie and cut with sawzall,
    measured from the collector weld back

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