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    Cleaning Black pipes

    Guys,

    For you that have them, what do you find works best on the Black pipes to make them shine like new?

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    One of the few things we have in common.......... gorgeous
    With great power comes great responsibility.......

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    Would m1 gtechniq be ok or to harsh for the black tips ?
    Polishing // G|Techniq

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiemac View Post
    One of the few things we have in common.......... gorgeous
    Robbie, they shine so nice they actually look chrome. So whats the secret?

    Oh and what do you mean "one of the few things", its obvious we have a lot in common

    Would m1 gtechniq be ok or to harsh for the black tips ?
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    Thats what worries me, i don't want anything thats going to be abrasive

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    PM N8 from Kowalski detailing....... not sure what he uses, since I had the car detailed a quick 5 minute jet wash brings it up like new. Well worth the money, most of the alloy wheel cleaning products will lift the grime off the pipes...... apply and wait 5 minutes or so for the spray/foam to do the work
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    Surfex hd with a mix of 1-20 parts water leave it to dwell and use a small brush , wash using some car shampoo ,once clean ,put some fk100op wax or really good wheel sealant like gtechniq c5 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Freeze View Post
    Guys,

    For you that have them, what do you find works best on the Black pipes to make them shine like new?
    Please don't shoot the messenger, Health and Safety and ALL, but I use petrol; the deposits are products of petrol combustion after all.

    A quick wipe over with a rag/tissue dampened with petrol does it for me (non-abrasive too).
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    Hi john u could use petrol ,but try auto Finesse oblitarate ,to get rid of the black deposits and auto finesse citrus power to clean after ..

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    I use Fairy Powerspray, rinse, wash with normal car shampoo, and Bob's yout Auntie. Bit of Iron-X if it is rerally stubborn. Then Optimum Metal polish to seal then but may try C5 next.

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    I use dodo juice supernatural wheel cleaner... And I'm gonna try using their nano ceramic sealant on the tips as it worked awesome (albeit a bit expensive) on the wheels..
    Red is the colour..

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro81 View Post
    I use dodo juice supernatural wheel cleaner... And I'm gonna try using their nano ceramic sealant on the tips as it worked awesome (albeit a bit expensive) on the wheels..
    Whatever works for you guys, but I need petrol for the mower/cultivator (for my beans/peas/potatoes/sweatcorn, etc) so I just dip a rag in that... Please remember my status here guys (68 today), I'm no longer mega earning like yous... All abuse appreciated...
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    Ahh must be so nice ,to grow and eat your own vegetables ,nice one john
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45bvtc View Post
    Whatever works for you guys, but I need petrol for the mower/cultivator (for my beans/peas/potatoes/sweatcorn, etc) so I just dip a rag in that... Please remember my status here guys (68 today), I'm no longer mega earning like yous... All abuse appreciated...
    Happy belated Birthday John!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45bvtc View Post
    Whatever works for you guys, but I need petrol for the mower/cultivator (for my beans/peas/potatoes/sweatcorn, etc) so I just dip a rag in that... Please remember my status here guys (68 today), I'm no longer mega earning like yous... All abuse appreciated...
    Happy birthday mate.. I guess I know why you chose cornflower as a colour - fits with the homegrown theme!
    Red is the colour..

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    Belated Happy Birthday John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45bvtc View Post
    Whatever works for you guys, but I need petrol for the mower/cultivator (for my beans/peas/potatoes/sweatcorn, etc) so I just dip a rag in that... Please remember my status here guys (68 today), I'm no longer mega earning like yous... All abuse appreciated...
    Respect and Happy Birthday Sir - here's to another 68 years of your experience and wisdom on this forum....legend!
    NOW...another similar RS3?!? ...Phantom Black RS3 with Buckets, folding auto dim mirrors, privacy glass, Bose, Alu inlays, light & rain sensor pack, black exhaust tips and now Scorpion decat pipes and MPSS rubber!

    REFUNDED - Phantom Black RS3 with Buckets, folding auto dim mirrors, privacy glass, Bose, Alu inlays, light and rain sensor pack.

    GONE - S3 SB BE - '10 plate in Ibis with Buckets; RNS-E; tech & comfort pack; Revo stage 1; Milltek TBE; BBS CK 19's in Anthracite on Asseymetric rubber!

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    Happy birthday john

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    Happy belated birthday John!

 

 

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