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Old 09-29-2009, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Best way to remove rust from a muffler?

I have the stock exhaust piping welded together from a 2005 WRX sedan with a Magnaflow muffler on it. The piping is in good shape, it came stock on the car when my cousin bought it. I was going to clean it up and sell it, but I noticed that it started to rust from sitting in my garage. I know people will want to buy it because some people like the deep tone that exhausts give, but they don't like it too loud, and this exhaust system would hit that right on the head. It's perfect for that.

But my question is - what kind of product(s) are good for removing rust from the muffler?

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Old 09-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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Naval Jelly works, dependant on how bad it is. You can get it at any hard ware store.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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steel wool + elbow grease (lots of it) + any metal polish will do a pretty good job on the rust spots.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Stainless steel/metal/aluminum polish and compound?
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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um... from what every said... the only thing that will work is naval jelly (ace hardware carries it cheap). polishing it will only make it change colors and not fully convert/remove it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:05 PM   #8
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
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I looked into this a long time ago because I was fed up with having rust on certain objects and worst of all salt build up. Muscle Grease is what you want.. just spray it on and let that crap sit for a few days. You can leave it on it's 100% water proof and heat resistant. Or you can wipe it off and it will fill the pores in the metal making it last longer. Pretty good crap, 8$ for a can, try it and you'll be amazed.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:17 AM   #10
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Never-Dull+elbow grease, I knew I should of took pics of before and after of my exhaust.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:27 AM   #11
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steel wool + elbow grease (lots of it) + any metal polish will do a pretty good job on the rust spots.
i would opt for this
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:38 PM   #12
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I have the stock exhaust piping welded together from a 2005 WRX sedan with a Magnaflow muffler on it. The piping is in good shape, it came stock on the car when my cousin bought it. I was going to clean it up and sell it, but I noticed that it started to rust from sitting in my garage. I know people will want to buy it because some people like the deep tone that exhausts give, but they don't like it too loud, and this exhaust system would hit that right on the head. It's perfect for that.

But my question is - what kind of product(s) are good for removing rust from the muffler?

Thanks in advance!

- DJ
Depends on how far along the rust is. There are a lot of rust removal products on the market. Just be careful, as some are more corrosive than the rust. Make sure to pick a product that is appropriate for the type of metal. Steel wool will often work. Just start with the least aggresive (#0000). A good metal polish will also work if the rust isn't too bad. I really like Flitz. You'll also want to use this after steel wool if you choose that route.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:12 PM   #13
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Repainting is always an option too
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #14
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i would opt for this
Haha ya it worked really really well for me. Here's a link of my experience: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1818688

Given that the rust spots on my tip weren't very large/intense, for the OP's application, just more time + elbow grease will most likely do the trick.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:05 PM   #15
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steel wool + elbow grease (lots of it) + any metal polish will do a pretty good job on the rust spots.
Plus a coat of wax/sealant (whatever you have) applied/wiped away with any crappy rag. It won't last forever obviously, but it'll still bead away the elements for quite some time!

I bought this exhaust used two years ago (can't even remember the miles on it then)... about 20K myself... look how nicely it shines up with some metal polish and wax about once a year.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #16
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^^ +1 for it still being so clean.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:39 PM   #17
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I have the stock exhaust piping welded together from a 2005 WRX sedan with a Magnaflow muffler on it. The piping is in good shape, it came stock on the car when my cousin bought it. I was going to clean it up and sell it, but I noticed that it started to rust from sitting in my garage. I know people will want to buy it because some people like the deep tone that exhausts give, but they don't like it too loud, and this exhaust system would hit that right on the head. It's perfect for that.

But my question is - what kind of product(s) are good for removing rust from the muffler?

Thanks in advance!

- DJ
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Best stuff I've EVER found for Stainless steel.

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #18
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0000 steel wool and flitz or Optimum Metal Polish
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:12 AM   #19
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use clr and steel wool after your done whipe it down really good buy some wax and use microfiber towels to whipe down you can also buy the powerball to wax
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:03 PM   #20
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Turtle Wax makes a Mag and Wheel Polish, it works great on SS and when used with 0000 steel wool it takes off most heavy rust deposites. Transformed my buddies twin exhaust on his 87 RX7.

and fzel07, how is that car so clean? Mine was that clean for about a month and half...
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:00 AM   #21
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and fzel07, how is that car so clean? Mine was that clean for about a month and half...
Ha, at that time of the picture being taken, I JUST resprayed my rear sway and tow hook, and I polished/waxed the muffler and tip.

This was about a month ago, and I can assure you those parts are covering up the normal wear we're all used to seeing.

Even through the Rochester winters, the touchless washes with undercarriage spray work wonders!
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