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Old 04-19-2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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Cleaning exhaust tips? Baked on rubber??

Yeah.. see title..

How do I get baked on rubber off of my exhaust tips?

I can't scrape it off, I can't buff it out, aluminum polish doesn't work, aluminum cleaner doesn't work

it doesn't wanna budge

am I stuck with it?
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Claybar? Maybe bleach and a toothbrush, or heat it back up somehow and scrape with a plastic knife?

Dunno, I had some stuck on gas(from when my tank leaked) and rubber on mine and I just scraped the big pieces off and went nuts with the polish.

Eagle One Chrome Polishing Pads, dunno if it was the product or what but it helped.
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I sprayed WD-40 on my tailpipes, let it set, and scrubbed it of with a brillo pad Took me a few minutes. Then I put a coat of wax on them. They look great now.
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Get a can of MEK at Lowe's, home depot or Walmart. put some on a rag and it will disappear. Then get some eagle one neverdull in a can. Take some of the wadding out and apply, let dry and buff off. Then take some car wax and wax it. This will help prevent rubber and tar from sticking to them
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Buy new ones

They're factory and welded to the pipes
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They're factory and welded to the pipes
thats why you buy and weld new ones.
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thats why you buy and weld new ones.

too much effort I'd rather go for a whole catback if it came to that :yup:
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Corey - Is that MEK stuff that cotton looking stuff?

Im in the same boat wanna get my tips all shiny again due to winter months taking their toll
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Mek is Methyl Ethyl Ketone similar to Acetone. It is used as a cleaner on metal in the military is it a good solvent. I use MEK to do initial cleaning then get the neverdull cotton wad to do final cleaning and shining.
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that cotton stuff is called Never Dull comes in a silver can w/ black writting..its almost like a finishing touch to shine it after you clean it
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from when I primed my car the tailpipes got a bunch of overspray on them; I wet sanded them with 1000grit sandpaper and look pretty damn new now
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i use never dull, seems to work pretty good
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