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Old 04-28-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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I have been polishing and replairing every flaw I can in my 02 GTs paint. This evening I plan to take things a step farther. I'm going to break out the steel wool and clean up the exhaust tips. After that the wheels are coming off. Hopefully I can remove some of the dirt and brake dust that has been collecting on the back of the wheels. It also allows me to clean the wheel wells, suspension, and brakes.

That should keep me busy for a few hours.

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I've used neverdull on my tips for years, works incredibly well.

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For brake dust, and metal dust is general, Iron X is my go-to cleaner. Clean off the excess dirt, spray it on, wait about 5 mins or until it turns red, and then rinse it off.


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For brake dust, and metal dust is general, Iron X is my go-to cleaner. Clean off the excess dirt, spray it on, wait about 5 mins or until it turns red, and then rinse it off.


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I've never heard of Iron X. I will have to look that up.

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The stuff smells god awful, but it works tremendously.


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The stuff smells god awful, but it works tremendously.


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I stopped with the exhaust tips tonight. I got tired of sweating in the humidity. 0000 steel wool followed by a bit of Mothers polish makes the stock exhaust presentable. It could be better, but it's time for some sleep.

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Yeah, the humidity down here makes working on the car miserable.

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Yeah, the humidity down here makes working on the car miserable.
Yeah, tell me about it. I live in Florida
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You gonna post some pics of your exhaust tips when done? Just curious to see how they turn out.
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You gonna post some pics of your exhaust tips when done? Just curious to see how they turn out.
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The tips cleaned up pretty good. I will have to snap a few more when I get a moment to stop and take a break.

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Iron X works amazing. It removes all the iron embedded deposits on the paint. Spray on cars paint and wheels. Watch it do its work buy turning red abs running down. You car will look like its bleeding it a lot of iron the car has. Ha ha. Autogeek sells it and so does Chemical guys sell a iron removal product

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Iron X works amazing. It removes all the iron embedded deposits on the paint. Spray on cars paint and wheels. Watch it do its work buy turning red abs running down. You car will look like its bleeding it a lot of iron the car has. Ha ha. Autogeek sells it and so does Chemical guys sell a iron removal product

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The exhaust looks pretty good, how long did it take? My pipes have seen better days.


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The exhaust looks pretty good, how long did it take? My pipes have seen better days.


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I think I spent a maximum of 10 minutes per side. I made sure the tips were clean, and then scrubbed them with 0000 steel wool soaked in a little car wash. I dried the tips and then polished them with a dab of Mothers.

I am sure it's possible to get a mirror finish with some work.

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Or you could pick up a set of the double walled SLP tips that look oh so sexy!

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Or you could pick up a set of the double walled SLP tips that look oh so sexy!

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Now I have to look those up out of curiosity.

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That's a lot of money for a set of exhaust tips in my opinion.

I wouldn't mind having a stainless exhaust from the headers back. That isn't in the budget at the moment though.

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It is, but considering it costs me more to take the family out for dinner it doesn't seem that much.

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It is, but considering it costs me more to take the family out for dinner it doesn't seem that much.

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...but I enjoy taking my family to dinner

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It is, but considering it costs me more to take the family out for dinner it doesn't seem that much.
Spot on. It's worth every penny.
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