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I've had my APEX'i WS2 exhaust for about 3 years now. I noticed this morning that there is some rust where the exhaust pipe splits into 2. I have no experience with rust, but it doesn't appear to be that bad (closeup pic makes it look worse).






I will ordering some rust remover, high temp protectant spray, and wire brush today and see if i can fix this on the weekend. After doing some research, I found 4 rust converters that seemed to be getting good reviews.

Mar-Hyde® One-Step® Rust Converter
Eastwood's Rust Converter
VHT Rust Converter (SP229)
Rust-Oleum 215215 Rust reformer

I decided to go with the VHT cause amazon sells it so I can get free shipping on it. The VHT rust converter's description states that it sprays on clear and turns into a black protectant coating so I'm going to hold off on getting a high temp top layer cause the VHT supposedly acts as a protectant too.

I'm not exactly sure what caused the rust. I've scraped the exhaust a few times so its more than likely the cause. I'll post pics of the result when I get it done, probably sometime next week when the stuff comes.

Any questions, comments, and advice is appreciated. I just wanted to share this with you guys so the info there is. Mind you I would say this is a MINOR problem and I knew when I bought the exhaust that it was NOT a full stainless steel exhaust.
 

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Mine has done the same thing. I knocked it off with a wire brush and painted it with some high temp silver. The paint didn't hold up long and the rust reappeared. I'm just going to live with it for now and replace the exhaust if it gets too bad.
 

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Mine has done the same thing. I knocked it off with a wire brush and painted it with some high temp silver. The paint didn't hold up long and the rust reappeared. I'm just going to live with it for now and replace the exhaust if it gets too bad.
Interesting. I'll let you know how this rust converter stuff works.
 

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Don't worry about that too much man, like Leemaster said, some of us in the north have our whole exhaust pretty much rusted. Rust is inevitable as metal ages but it's good that you're trying to reduce/prevent it. Nothing wrong with a little bit of maintainance!
 

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GL w/ the Project Tekneek.
thanks bro

Don't worry about that too much man, like Leemaster said, some of us in the north have our whole exhaust pretty much rusted. Rust is inevitable as metal ages but it's good that you're trying to reduce/prevent it. Nothing wrong with a little bit of maintainance!
yeah i think us California guys are spoiled. Not having snow and the salt leaves the undercarriage rust-free. Thats why I was so surprised to see rust in the first place.
 

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After brushing off most of the rust and applying the rust converter.











I'll post a pic when it dries. We'll see how long this olds up.
 

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Dry now. Probably will do the entire exhaust later on but this will work for now



 

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its amazing you can get under the car that much without jacking it rofl
 

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i was looking at apexi ws exhaust for $685 shipped so i jump on it? is that a good deal?
 

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i was looking at apexi ws exhaust for $685 shipped so i jump on it? is that a good deal?
that sounds about right. I would say its a fair deal and its about how much i paid for mine. I'd consider giving it a layer or few layers of the stuff i used before putting it on to fight off rust better.
 

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how does it sound?...
quiet. nothing crazy. you can definately hear it though. got a little raspy-er when i got the comptech header but not by much. i really like that there is no drone on the highway.
 

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Yes, the rust is a big problem for the cars. You have have to remove this rust as soon as possible, or it's going to be worse. You have to use some special solution which struggles the rust. I have read an article on tools specialist, about 10 best rust converters and it helped me very much. My car also had a little bit of rust on some of it's parts, but now it's all gone thanks to this article.
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