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      08-19-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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M performance exhaust tip issues?

There were a lot of issues with tip paint on these, are people still having problems? A friend of mine has not had any peeling issues on his after a couple thousand miles. Looking for feedback.
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There were a lot of issues with tip paint on these, are people still having problems? A friend of mine has not had any peeling issues on his after a couple thousand miles. Looking for feedback.
I received a replacement unit under BMW warranty due to tip paint peeling, I have driven it for more than 3000 miles and havent had any issues with the new unit, I am very pleased with this exhaust
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I've had mine on for two track days and about 3,000km with no issues so far. Sounds and looks great.
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Mine started peeling after 200 miles approx. I now have less than 1300 miles and 3 of the 4 tips almost have no paint while the 4th one is starting to peel. Does not really bother me just yet.
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3000 miles and no issues
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10000 kms & 10 trackdays with no issues.I am very happy with this exhaust!
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Tips look A LOT better without paint, so I'd just remove it, polish them, and call it a day .
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I've had since May and haven't seen any issues yet. I am more inclined to think it is something to do with cleaning. I haven't cleaned the inside but there are people who do clean the inside for appearance. I have to wait and see how it copes during the hot summer months. That will be the real test. If it can withstand our heat then I can't see any issues.
I am yet to see other Aussie ///3 owners with /// Performance exhaust discussing their experience.
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Thanks for all the responses. Looks like this may have been an issue for early units only. Looks like the reviews on the exhaust are still solid!
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Mine will be 2 months old tomorrow and I have the peeling issue big time. Not sure if it has anything to do with earlier or later units.

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Thanks for all the responses. Looks like this may have been an issue for early units only. Looks like the reviews on the exhaust are still solid!
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I liked the look without the paint so I removed it as soon as I put it on.
My dremel w/soft wire brush attachment worked great.
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I liked the look without the paint so I removed it as soon as I put it on.
My dremel w/soft wire brush attachment worked great.
Great idea, I'm gonna do the same
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Thanks Denk for the tip. I was going to wait to let it burn off as I did not want to use paint remover and be stuck with the remover that i will never use again. Here are some photos I took with a little over 1300 miles. You can see it was peeling off pretty good. I did do the dremel trick and it did come off in 15 minutes, then another 15 minutes of polishing the inside of the tips. One mistake I did make was when my daughter came out and asked me something I did not pay attention and the dremel hit up on my right side of the bumper just above the exhaust tips and took a little paint off. Kind of sucked but lucky I have touch up paint and the only person that will ever see it is me. Lesson learned don't get distracted with a dremel tool in your hand .
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I've got a little over 2000 miles on mine. No problems so far. Looks just like new, but I'm thinking of removing the paint also. I like that look. If the paint starts to peel, I would do it right away.
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The tips really pop visually with the paint removed, they were kinda hidden with the paint on when viewed straight on. I love this exhaust! It totally does the M3 justice in such a classy way.
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