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Old 01-04-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Exhaust tip polish

I have Magnaflow exhaust tips that are in need of a cleaning/polish. Can anyone provide some guidance on what works well?

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I have seen some articles online that use the polish as the final step after steel wool or something similar. Are you just using the polish or is that just one step in the process?

I imagine that it depends on the condition of the tips but mine are not excessively tarnished.
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Happich Simichrome Polish - Metal Polish - Only $7.99! Or Griot's Chrome polish.
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Well there's going to be a difference if you have actual chrome tips or polished stainless. Most are going to be polished stainless. Actual chrome is crap.

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Mine are the polished stainless.
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000 steel wool. I used to a motor cop (Harley) lots of chrome and stainless to keep looking nice and the 000 wiped everything off and polished it. Even stuff that accidentally melted to the hot pipes. Works fast too. If you combine it with chrome polish even better.
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I've been using Nevr-Dull since the 1970's, easy to use and works well with all polished metals, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, etc.
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I've been using Nevr-Dull since the 1970's, easy to use and works well with all polished metals, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, etc.
Agreed. Been using since the 70s on cars, boats, bikes, and airplanes also, and it is fantastic stuff.
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Nevr-dull works well if they are not too bad. If you have a lot of layered black carbon I will use the 000 stainless steel wool first but i keep it well lubricated with a soapy water solution so as not to scratch the finish. Then try the Nevr-dull or Mother's metal polish.

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Any of them work. I love mothers. If there is rust, you can start by wet sanding prior to.
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Any of them work. I love mothers. If there is rust, you can start by wet sanding prior to.

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And if you have burned on stains try a little (this will sound nuts but it works) Easy-Off oven cleaner. Warm up the pipes a bit, turn off the car, spray the cleaner on, (don't get it on your paint!) then let it sit a while, 15-20 minutes or so. Most stain (not corrosion) will just wipe right off with a damp rag or sponge. Rinse off the surfaces and then don't forget to apply some polish as a finishing step.
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0000 steel wool and Croftgate tireshine.

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The steel wool 000 works great, I've used the mothers power ball afterwards with mothers all metal polish with good results.

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