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Old 04-09-2011, 02:02 PM
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does anyone have black ceramic pipes ? how are they to keep clean . i'm on dirt roads alot and i'm not the best at cleaning . do they chip easily . do they scratch easily . i love the look but if they're gonna show the dust and dirt after every trip i'll stick with chrome .
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:39 PM
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I can't answer for ceramic, I've had my pipe powder coated gloss black. Not horrible and extremely durable. My Fatcat was chrome and I prefer the black.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:23 PM
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I have them, but dont usually ride on dirt roads, but have ridden through rain for a couple days straight then thru the 110 desert on a trip without washing the bike for a month and I used s100 or simple green or even car wash soap and they still look as good as new.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:31 PM
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Meguiar's Gold Class on mine.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:38 PM
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I have a ceramic Fullsac headpipe and black heatshields, no problem with either. I did scratch the headpipe a little bit installing the heatshield clamps, but you never see it once the heatshields are on. And like already mentioned, cleanup is great. I love not worrying about water spots after a wash anymore.

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Old 04-09-2011, 09:55 PM
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I don't road on dirt roads...but they are very easy to clean. To be honest I never really give too much cleaning and they always look great. I have had them on for about 2 years and they still look great.
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