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Old 03-04-2002, 04:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy How do you clean your tips?

I was wondering how everyone keeps their polished exhaust tip clean. Like what polish or cleaner is used, and what type of instrument (towel, paper towel, sponge, brisseld brush, etc..)

And yes, I did do a search already, found nothing.

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Old 03-04-2002, 05:15 PM   #2
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Get some luster lace. It is polishing strips impregnated with some polish and included a revitalizer bottle to replenish the polish.

I quote, "For exhaust tips or tubular objects with a diameter of 1 inch to 2-1/2 inches, select the 1-1/4 inch cloth."

You can get it at the Proper Auto Care website:

http://www.properautocare.com/luslaccompac.html



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Old 03-04-2002, 07:16 PM   #3
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I just spray with wheel cleaner as I walk around the car, and then buff with a towel.

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Old 03-04-2002, 07:19 PM   #4
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You can get good chrome polish and wax at any motocycle (aka Harley) store. Keeps the tip from rusting.
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Old 03-04-2002, 08:45 PM   #5
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Cool, so how much does the "Harley cleaner" cost, off hand.

Polish would be better in the long run right? to help prevent (or slow) the rusting.
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Old 03-05-2002, 12:31 AM   #6
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Go to your closest Harley shop and ask for

WHITE DIAMOND

its like $15/bottle but its GREAT stuff.

just dont spill it, its nasty stuff
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Old 03-05-2002, 12:24 PM   #7
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metal or chrome polish... once a month...
nearly any polish will do...

but honestly!! i've used Turtle Wax chrome polish for years!
funny!! i didnt even realize it!! and now they are a sponsor!

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Old 03-05-2002, 12:35 PM   #8
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my grandma takes rust off her bumper with coke... i dont know???
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Old 03-05-2002, 12:46 PM   #9
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fact!! coca-cola will dissolve corrosion on metal surfaces...
that's correct

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Old 03-05-2002, 12:58 PM   #10
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You may find that Coke will cultivate microscopic civilizations on the surface of your exhaust tip (credit: Simpsons) and that running your engine and heating the exhuast constitutes genocide

Seriously though, I just use my wheel cleaner and buff with teri-cloth towelette. Safe for stainless still, right?
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Old 03-05-2002, 01:03 PM   #11
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Am I the only one who found the title of the thread to be a little to personal. J/K

What they said polish it.
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Yeehaw, ya, I had thought about that yesterday after looking at the replys.

Cool, thanks for all the replys guys. Now I can keep my tip clean.
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Old 03-05-2002, 01:56 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by YeeHa
Am I the only one who found the title of the thread to be a little to personal. J/K
that's the whole reason I opened it; to be a smart arse!

I just use a wet rag to clean mine (CAR tips).

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Old 03-05-2002, 02:48 PM   #14
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try some brasso or MAAS metal polish. i used maas on my tips and it looked good when done
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Old 03-05-2002, 03:14 PM   #15
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I always spray it with wheel cleaner and hose off....then I polish it with WD-40. It makes a protective barrier against rust!!
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Old 03-05-2002, 03:53 PM   #16
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Remember guys that cleaning it regularly(sp) will pro long its life and give you many years of pleasure.
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