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    My boat has Basset O/T headers and I am trying my best to keep the headers rust free as long as possible. I keep them polished with Eagle Nano polish. My question is..... does anyone know if waxing them will cause any harm due to heat? I have the water injection system installed on them and they are 2 years old and have some very minor rust developing around the weld spots here and there. I would like to keep them looking as new as possible for as long as possible. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum! Thanks for any input!

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    The only way to really preserve them, is to take them off, lather them in oil, wrap in plastic and put them in the garage.
    You're welcome.

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    I take them off after boating season every year, coat them in WD40 and put them in the basement of my house. I guess I should've added during the boating season, what can I do? Maybe I should be a little less picky when it comes to my chrome, but I like to keep my boat in top condition.
    1974 Taylor SJ - 455 Olds, .030" over, Basset O/T headers, Lunati cam, Holley 750 DP carb, Accel HEI Dist. fully restored interior w/Hardin gauges.

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    Be careful with polish products. Many of them will burn and steam off the headers seconds after idling off the trailer and it will smell like shit for a few seconds.

    <-------Happened to this guy once or three times.

    Best way (and really only way) to keep them looking nice is cermaic coating them. Jeff(Tiki on the forums) @ www.embeeperformance.com will take care of you!

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    heard ol-timer say that he would put vinager on his harley pipes to keep them from getting as bad as not using. (the blueing) as for rust, keep them dry. after your done playing. wipe down fire it back up with no water runing through and that will help between the pipes. or blow out with compressed air.

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