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Old 07-31-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default Article: How To Clean your Exhaust Tips

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No comments on how cheaply the website is please. I graduated with a web design degree well over a year ago, but I honestly haven't touched Photoshop since then unless it was to resize a picture, and I'm trying to remeber how to do this sort of thing slowly, so I can redo my site and create a few other sites that I need to. . .

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Old 07-31-2005, 08:42 AM   #2
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Thats good info and pictures, but the website sure sucks.
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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Nice write up.

I usually just use Mothers mag and aluminum polish. But I'm sure the steel wool beforehand would yield better results.
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:01 AM   #4
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Aren't exhaust tips supposed to be dirty? I should snap a picture of mine.
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:59 AM   #5
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I just use Wenol.


but ive heard if you polish Indivia's you loose the blue burnt
look regardless of wenol or steelwool.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:35 AM   #6
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Thats good info and pictures, but the website sure sucks.
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:03 PM   #7
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Kind of a ressurection, but would this work on my exhaust finisher too, it is stainless steel. And on a detailing level, when you wash do you keep a constant stream of water between your washing mit and the car? I've heard it acts as a buffer(not literaly) to prevent scratches. And lastly, what do you use to dry cars? I just got my car detailed by the place that did my bodywork since I told them it looked like crap but it rained the same day and looks crappy again. I basically just used them to buff out the swirls.
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Old 08-05-2005, 09:24 PM   #8
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yep, will work on your exhaust finisher too. you need to rinse the wash mit each time after an application to minimize swirls. I use 2 buckets. One with soap, one with just water to rinse my sponge. i use a chamois and cotton towels to dry my car.
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Old 08-05-2005, 11:30 PM   #9
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Why not used mothers polish?
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:03 AM   #10
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I just wipe mine off with a sponge.. as long as you keep it up, it stays shiny
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:19 AM   #11
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Why not used mothers polish?

you can use mothers polish, but first you have to CLEAN the exhaust tips.

Detailing is more complex and there's alot more to it that people tend to think.

First the paint/tips (in this case) have to be thouroughly cleaned, then polished then sealed (in the case of paint that is) Exhausts should be cleaned then polished.

This article was solely on cleaning the exhausts. . .that's it.
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:23 AM   #12
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i cleaned mine with sandpaper and then sprayed it flat black with BBQ paint, it looks as new as the day i did it

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Old 08-06-2005, 11:57 AM   #13
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i cleaned mine with sandpaper and then sprayed it flat black with BBQ paint, it looks as new as the day i did it

travis

what a coincidence thats how i cleaned mine too...........


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Old 05-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #14
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use zymol detailer, i just used it on my cobb cat back, makes it shine like no other!
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:48 AM   #15
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Thanks for the 7 year bump. . .I think.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #16
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Thanks for the 7 year bump. . .I think.

You got the 7 year itches.....

Go Char with YORE Gumbas
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #17
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Instead of buying glass cleaner and steel wool just get SOS pads. There fine steel wool with powdered soap in them you just get them wet and scrub away. Then I recommend a good metal polish.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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Also the SOS pads make more of a goo then just a light liquid which helps keep the chrome or polished metal from scratching. the soap kinda seems to help polish as well as clean and protect from aggressive scratching from the steal wool.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #19
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Ok everybody stop using steel wool that scratches the surface, ok well I guess it don't matter since you guys already did it lol but for the others use Never Dull its amazing, use it like steel wool but after applying to the metal, wipe off with microfiber towel and Kaboom! Clean ass tips and it also repelled dirt and water.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #20
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You got the 7 year itches.....

Go Char with YORE Gumbas
I miss Char wit my gumbas.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #21
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Never dull FTW! **** works.


But honestly. I used to joke about how bad/honda-like nabisco was getting with all the "OMGz h0w t00 cleen j00r exh4ust tipz!" threads. I guess the joke's on me... :facepalm:

OH WAIT that's right, this thread is from 2005...
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