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Offline darrenx

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Polish exhaust tips
« on: 07 May 2020, 09:30 »
Hi all what stuff are people using to clean and polish tale pipes?

Offline Adam T7

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2020, 10:53 »
I just wash and wax during regular wash, regular being the key word - works for me.
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Offline darrenx

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #2 on: 07 May 2020, 11:02 »
Just need something to remove stubborn marks as the people who had the car before me did not do it.

Offline Watts

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #3 on: 07 May 2020, 13:17 »
Mothers is good stuff - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mothers-Mag-Aluminium-Polish-5oz/dp/B00068GEJM

Requires a bit of effort but brings up exhaust tips nicely. Lasts well too.
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Offline gixerste

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2020, 07:27 »
Good old fashoned Autosol works well  :smiley:

Offline SRGTD

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2020, 11:08 »
If they’re really bad, you can use very fine grade (grade 0000) wire wool (don’t be too enthusiastic with it though), followed up with a metal polish like Autosol. I’d always try a metal polish first though, before resorting to using wire wool.

The key to ensuring they don’t get really bad and go beyond the point of no return is frequent/regular cleaning. I find normal washing when I wash the car is usually sufficient, and if there are any stubborn marks that washing won’t remove, a small amount of medium / light cut polishing compound that I normally use with my DA polisher, or some Autosol will get rid of the stubborn marks.
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Offline Ryan90GTI

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #6 on: 13 May 2020, 14:34 »
I use Autosol but never let them get bad enough to use it. I've ceramic coated them and I tend to just wipe the tips after every journey with a bit of pre-mixed ONR that's kept in the boot to keep them looking good.

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #7 on: 14 May 2020, 12:53 »
White Diamond Metal Polish
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Offline Vaporise

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Re: Polish exhaust tips
« Reply #8 on: 17 June 2020, 18:09 »
Mother's stuff is good!

A cheap alternative I've found to use on spots a hurry is some good old Brasso, can't speak for how long it lasts, but it works. Also works pretty well in buffing out plastic scuffs/scratches
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