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      01-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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How to Clean Exhaust Tips?

Title says it all, how the hell do you clean the exhaust tips to factory new condition? Mine constantly look like this....



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      01-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Get some metal polish
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      01-06-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Was curious about this too. Would like to clean mine aswell. Which brands have been used and trusted by other members?
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never dull, get it from walmart
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Any tips on not getting the metal polish on the rear bumper when cleaning?
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Thanks man. I will have to give that a try.
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+1 for never dull. I use it on all my cars
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I use mothers aluminum polish all the time
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      01-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Are they not clear coated or anything? I used WD-40 and a microfiber towel when they got really dirty. Now as long as I clean them every coupe weeks I am fine with soap and water.

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Apc, soap, and then some metal polish will do the trick. Cg metal polish works great for me
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Off topic but what did you use to smoke your tail lights? Looks good.
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Are they not clear coated or anything? I used WD-40 and a microfiber towel when they got really dirty. Now as long as I clean them every coupe weeks I am fine with soup and water.

Thanks for the responses guys, I will give a metal polish a shot.


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Off topic but what did you use to smoke your tail lights? Looks good.
Thanks, I got a local reputable tinting shop to do it for me on medium shade. They just applied this film with a heat gun that molds around your taillights.

You have to be careful though, if someone rear ends you on dark tint they can use it against you in court.

There is also another way you can do it byspray 'tint' I believe but, I like something that is easy to remove
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never dull will do the trick, check out some pics how my akra tips were cleaned with this product
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Yup, APC to get the dirt off and then any metal polish (Never dull, mothers, adams etc.) Works every time.
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Just picked up Nevr-Dull from walmart and man my tips look better than when I first bought the car!
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Upon the suggestions of other I too went out and purchased Nvr Dull and I can also say I have never seen my exhaust tips look so clean. It took about 10 minutes to clean and was pretty simple. I have a Meisterschaft super GT ULW and these are the before and after pics.
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p21s diluted and an ez detail brush.

done.
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Anyone having the chrome on the OEM exhaust starting to peel?

Just cleaned the tips today and they now look permanently dirty towards the bottom with the chrome peeling. Pretty cheap quality for a car that's a little over two years old.
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Anyone having the chrome on the OEM exhaust starting to peel?

Just cleaned the tips today and they now look permanently dirty towards the bottom with the chrome peeling. Pretty cheap quality for a car that's a little over two years old.
This is the first time I'm hearing about this and it should definitely be covered under warranty.
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Warranty has expired. I tried to get a lot of things done/replaced right before 50K and probably would have tried with the tips too if I payed them more notice.

Admittedly I don't pay them too much attention when washing the car and just though it was dirt at the bottom of the tips.
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