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Cleaning exhaust pipes, getting them back to their original colour

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by thomasedwards, Apr 20, 2013.

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    I’m trying to clean off the rubbish on my exhaust pipes, but it won’t budge. I’ve tried using T-Cut Metal Polish, but it won’t shift all of it, just a couple of easy bits.

    Any suggestions?

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    Maybe something a wee bit more agressive , I used a Swedish vesion of Autosol Metallpolish - Biltema and they came up brand spanking! Just need a good bit of of elbow grease!

    Good Luck
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    Cozza McA Crunching The Gears

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    Wire wool looks like the best thing for those pipes.
    Just work down the grade of roughness
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    Metal polish and 00 grade wire wool. If that doesn't shift it then move up a grade then back down. It will take a lot of elbow grease, so be prepared for arm ache. You can get drill attachments but I've never gone down that route.
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    Autosol with wire wool. Works every time.
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    +1. I did this last year, it took a little while but they are like mirrors now. All I do is give them a quick once over every now and then to keep them looking that way.
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    Thanks for the advice everybody – will give you an after photo to compare against the before.
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    6 months on, and mine still look like this with a quick wipe every time I clean my car.

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    A Huge +1 from me on the 0000 wire wool and Autosol polish.....a little hard work and you will prevail.

    Personally, I include them ALWAYS as part of my wash routine, it only adds a few seconds and soooo worth it.
    Mine are nothing special, just standard but still look like new after 6 years and 102k miles, as below

    Sorry, no close up pics

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    Do you need to remove the rear bumper to access this?
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