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Old 09-27-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Scoobysport Exhaust tip tarnished. What to use to get it chrome again?

So after a weekend of track driving with my new Scoobysport muffler, the entire tip is tarnished to a goldish color. What would you guys recommend using to get it back to a nice shiny chrome?

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Old 09-27-2005, 07:55 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:12 AM   #3
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Where I can get that stuff?
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:08 AM   #4
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local auto parts store........ you can also try brasso or mothers metal polish. all pretty much the same thing.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:29 AM   #5
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Nice. Thanks. I'll pick some up today.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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i used that never dull before (smells like a wool sock soaked in gasoline) and it took 2 times as long to do the same thing as a nice metal polish and rag. Felt like i had wasted my money on it. Plus it can dry out and then you have a wad of crap in a can
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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Use a good metal polish, we have used and offer Artisan metal polish from Por15 and Shining Monkey metal Polish wads. Then coat with RejeX... It will help prevent tarnish...

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Old 09-27-2005, 04:50 PM   #8
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how about coating with Klasse or other synth wax... will it get messed up when heated?
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:51 PM   #9
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I usually don't let out my little detailing secrets, but the best stuff I have ever used is called Boms Away.

You could use Klasse AIO (All In One) to polish the muffler and tips, but I wouldn't use Klasse SG (Sealant Glaze) on it, because it would probably just burn off.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:03 PM   #10
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I wouldn't use a wax or sealant... very few are heat resistant..

Seriously.. Windex and Steel Wool are the way to go IMO.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:04 PM   #11
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I used this stuff on my Scoobysport tip...worked great. I picked it up at Advance.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:18 PM   #12
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thats what i polished my whole old scoobysport with too after the nevr dull et me down!! hehe
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info guys. I think I'm going to paint the rest of the muffler and piping black and just leave the tip chrome.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:53 PM   #14
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try flitz. works great on any metal.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:18 PM   #15
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Noxon 7 metal polish. Used it on an HKS Hi-power exhaust (muffler, mainly) that had been used for 30k miles and never washed. Made it look brand new and took 5 minutes.
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7in grinder with a buffing head and your favorate polish.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:37 AM   #17
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I've had good success with this:


ive used that on the stock tips of my car, and it worked wonders. but when i tried the mothers version, it did not have as good of a result.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:25 PM   #18
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My ScoobySport muffler was very neglected for close to five years. Looking at it today I didn't think it had a chance- very tarnished-a variety of colors coursing though the tip. I tried rubbing in some Brasso w/ a rag, put a little overall shine to it, but still very tarnished. Broke out some 0000 steel wool and Flitz- two hours later (five or six pads and a half of tube of Flitz)- the damn thing looks almost new!

The key was lots and lots of elbow grease- lots, but it really does look new again
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Well, I just ended up painting the whole thing black with high-temp exhaust paint.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:04 PM   #21
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Awesome, did you sand it first to help the paint stick? Got some pics? Now you're stealth.
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Never took any close-up pics. Maybe tonight. Here's one from a distance:

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