I "fixed" a set of mufflers like those with a sheet metal wrap. take you muffler s to a sheet metal fab shop . they can make wraps to cover all that rash from just about anything you want from shiny aloe to brushed SS
FOR A LOT LESS THAT ANY OTHER REPAIR
Way back, in the old days, before the advent of the internet and shopping on Amazon, we had nothing but catalog mail orders to fulfill much of what we "needed" for farkles or actually fixing motorcycles.
One company that was relatively well stocked with the stuff everyone wanted and one of the more trustworthy to deal with was called Lockhart-Phillips.
Their catalog had a product known then as an exhaust bra, that pretty much covers what FOG wrote about.
The "bra" was just a curved sheet of aluminum shaped to look like an aluminum exhaust can that could be mounted to any stock exhaust.
Exhausts back then were just painted black from the factory and looked cheap as hell. Just the way it was.
The manufacturers already knew the first thing getting taken off was the factory exhaust anyway.
The bra mounted flush with the surface of the exhaust can on the visible side.
On the tire/wheel side, it was secured with a couple of hose clamps that remained out of sight to the passer by.
I looked for a great deal of time to see if they could still be found and I came up empty. All I'm saying is, FOG hit the nail on the head.
Short of buying a length of stainless steel tube and replacing the scarred up OEM part with it, I don't see a more viable method to "restore" OEM exhaust cans. ....sean
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My garage: 2000.5 Aprilia Mille R, 2000 Ducati 996, 1994 EX500 basket case, 1993 Ducati 900 SS, 2004 Suzuki GSXR600, 1992 GSXR750 oil boiler, 1983 Suzuki XN-85 Turbo