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    Cleaning my chrome tailpipes

    guys, my once shiny chrome tailpipes on the A4 Cab are now as black as arseholes....

    ...Has any one got any tips on how to get them looking as good as new with minimal elbow grease ?
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    I recently polished mine up with some autosol metal polish and a little bit of elbow grease. Comes up a treat!


    Edit: Sorry forgot to add, i also used a very light abrasive dremel extension.

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    you could use autosol then apply a hi temp laquer to the tail pipe.

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    Clean them and polish them using a good quality metal polish, and then treat them with Blackfire All Metal Sealant. This is a high temperature resistant polymer sealant that will prevent soot from bonding for 3-4 months at a time, meaning it can be washed off with just a wash mitt during the wash normal process. Tried and tested, even on high performance jap cars that kick out mental heat - it works! It also makes a great wheel sealant too. Details on this link...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ant-cat20.html


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    is extra fine wire wool ok?

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    I use Autosol on mine just with a cotton cloth.

    In fact the last time I did them was around 6 months ago and I just wipe them with my "wheel" sponge everytime I wash the car and they are as good as new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axelfols View Post
    is extra fine wire wool ok?

    I dont go long enough between washes these days to need it but I have done in the past and its worked a treat.

    Just give them a polish after for extra shine.

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    cheers guys, i have a week off this week so will have a bash at shining them up, will get some before and after pics for added effect !
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    i always use autoglym metal polish in the toothpaste tube not the tub If its minging a couple of polishs and it should be gleaming

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    try the brilliant polish range, then a metal sealer
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    SILVO is excellent, have used it for years to great success. (similar product to brasso)

 

 

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