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Old 05-10-2001, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question how do i make my stainless steel exhaust look new again?

hey, i have the Stromung SS dual exhaust. I haven't taken care of it, and now it has a lot of black soot all around the tailpipe. How di I safely clean it all to look new again?
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Old 05-10-2001, 11:53 AM   #2
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chrome polish...

may take several applictions... that's what i use about every 3 weeks on my car... keeps soot, rust and road grime away...

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Old 05-10-2001, 11:56 AM   #3
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yup...mothers has some chrome polish thingy... works pretty well...
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Old 05-10-2001, 02:45 PM   #4
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Yes, chrome polish works great!
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Old 05-10-2001, 02:59 PM   #5
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i uses Stainless steel polish and it worked for me to an extent...there is still some junk that i just couldnt get off, no matter how much i rubbed. (i have SS single tip)

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Old 05-10-2001, 03:21 PM   #6
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yup, i tried water of course. I'm talking about some serious soot that is on there. I'll try the chrome polish, but I always though that was more like a wax, just to shine, not to remove dirt. I'll try though.
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Old 05-10-2001, 05:18 PM   #7
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Old 05-10-2001, 07:27 PM   #8
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That's right. Wenol is the bomb and leaves a protective coating behind.
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Old 05-10-2001, 09:33 PM   #9
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stainless steal polish
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Old 05-10-2001, 10:00 PM   #10
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brillo pad!
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Old 05-10-2001, 10:02 PM   #11
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Brillo will scratch... Good 'ol aluminum foil works on chrome and stainless to remove rust without scratching. That and some Wenol or Maas should work good.
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Old 05-11-2001, 12:35 AM   #12
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Tried water?
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Old 05-11-2001, 12:44 AM   #13
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what 25psi said and a towel..... works for my pipe.
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Old 05-11-2001, 03:04 AM   #14
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I use tar, extra coarse sandpaper, and hammer to clean my tailpipe.
If that doesnt work, I'll fire up the sandblaster or even the grit gun. Sometimes a belt sander gets off the hard to clean spots.

Let me how that works for you.
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Old 05-11-2001, 04:01 AM   #15
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You mean like soot and grime? I once used a citrus cleaner (like goo gone, or even simple green). I dont know if this is bad for the steel (i wouldnt think so) but it worked great!
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Old 05-11-2001, 11:04 AM   #16
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so, ah, I ROBOT is a troll, right?

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Old 05-11-2001, 11:11 AM   #17
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If youre a lazy piece of crap like me, you can just spray alot of wheel cleaner on there. Works every time! Just spray on, let is soak and hose off! Then I coat the thing in WD-40 so nothing sticks to it and to keep it from rusting (even tho its stainless???). Have a nice day!
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Old 05-13-2001, 02:24 AM   #18
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Old 05-13-2001, 02:51 AM   #19
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I have the Brospeed factory upgrade. Soap and water while washing is fine.

On older cars of mine, I used to use Diet Coke to clean mild rust off of chrome/bumpers. It's a mild abrasive so it may work. Toothpaste, too.

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Old 05-13-2001, 06:27 AM   #20
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Bon-Ami works well, also Simichrome.
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Old 05-13-2001, 11:53 AM   #21
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that mothers stuff did the job mostly. Took everything off. Thanks a lot for the help guys. Once again, you guys all rock.
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