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Old 04-21-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning a Ti exhaust tip??

This might be a stupid question but I want to polish the tip on my HKS Carbon-Ti exhaust but I dont want to mess it up. Can anybody give me any helpful tips so it looks nice for show season.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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I got the same exhaust, don't use any aluminium polish on it since they are very abrasive and will cause the ti to corrode. Use less hars mothers chrome wheel polish on the tip and it'll shine like new.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #4
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I use this stuff called Nev-r-dull. I think you can find it at Pep Boys or other auto product stores. Works pretty well on my Prodrive tip.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:53 AM   #5
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Eagle one nevr-dull is a harsh polishing compound that works great on regular tips, but on titanium will probably be too much.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
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Cool, thanx for the tips guys.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:22 AM   #7
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what about windex? ive always used it to shine chrome. works really well
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:23 AM   #8
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Windex they say is good for just about everything. However windex is not good for window tint and will/can strip what ever surface your applying it to of its protection. So if you use windex, be sure to follow up with some wax to get the high gloss shine and protection back.
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i have two types i use. Eagle One Nevr-Dull Wadding Polish (says it cleans and polishes all metals - silver, gold, brass, copper, pewter, steel, aluminum, and chrome; it leaves no deposits) I know pewter is a very soft and fragile metal.

The other one i have is Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish. says its safe for all. shines and protects. says its NOT recommended for chrome, anodized, painted or coated metals.

what kinda metal is titanium?
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i have two types i use. Eagle One Nevr-Dull Wadding Polish (says it cleans and polishes all metals - silver, gold, brass, copper, pewter, steel, aluminum, and chrome; it leaves no deposits) I know pewter is a very soft and fragile metal.

The other one i have is Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish. says its safe for all. shines and protects. says its NOT recommended for chrome, anodized, painted or coated metals.

what kinda metal is titanium?
umm
Titanium is Titanium...
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That blueing is actually oxidation caused by heating the tube to a certain temperature. If the polish you use has any de-oxidizing or cutting compounds in it the blueing will be removed unless it has a clear coat over it.
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thanks smartass i know that. what im sayin is titanium a soft metal like pewter or is it like steel. cuz then i would think you would use the same cleaning product of a metal that its similar to.

from wikipedia:
The two most useful properties of the metal form are corrosion resistance, and the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal.[4] In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but 45% lighter.
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Windex they say is good for just about everything. However windex is not good for window tint and will/can strip what ever surface your applying it to of its protection. So if you use windex, be sure to follow up with some wax to get the high gloss shine and protection back.
right cause of the ammonia in it.
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