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Old 01-21-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Just putting this out there to see if anybody has restored the titanium tips off a invidia Q300 or similar? I bought an exhaust second hand and some finish is rubbed off or dull. I am sketchy about burning them if they are not actually titanium just titanium look.
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:33 PM   #2
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So I called the company and they said that they would re-torch it since it’s true titanium
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:58 PM   #3
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I too have contacted Invidia USA and found out the tips are 'burnt' and not anodized as some people are led to believe (despite the product title haha). I have re-burnt my tips a couple times. If you do decide to DIY, I have some tips (pun intended)
1. Polish the tips as much as you physically can before attempting the burn. If you can get them to a mirror-like shine, they will look a lot better in the end.
2. Make sure they are completely contaminate free, do a quick clay and an IPA wipedown before burn. Anything left on the tips during the burn will cause distortion and an uneven visual.
3. Burn them slow. Burn them slow. Burn them slow...cant stress this enough. A lot of people when burning TI or stainless to get this effect go way to fast. This leads to a much lighter shade of blue and will not be as vibrant.
4. Once you are satisfied with the color, stop and let them cool for a while before re-inspecting. If everything looks good to you and you want to protect the blue, coat the tips with some Gtechniq C5 wheel armor. And don't ever touch them again with any abrasive or harsh chemicals....the only exception I have found to the latter is the use of carb cleaner and 'totally awesome' from the dollar store. Both of those work great to clean them up.

I would offer to help, but have no idea where you are located since your profile is incomplete. Good luck
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:02 PM   #4
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Maryland, I will update it soon. Thank you for your help.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:34 PM   #5
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Update: finished the project the tips look great have some over “burn” spots but otherwise very happy with it
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:34 PM   #6
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:02 PM   #7
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #8
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this is why i went with the SS option for my R400.. didnt want to deal with the titanium rubbing off.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:34 PM   #9
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this is why i went with the SS option for my R400.. didnt want to deal with the titanium rubbing off.
To be fair, the Ti is not rubbing off, the burn marks were. And that is due to improper maintenance and washing. If you know how to care for them and what you can/cannot use for chemicals, they are no different to maintain than the SS option.
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