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Cleaning my chrome tailpipes

Gilly Dec 2, 2009

  1. Gilly

    Gilly Member

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

    ...Has any one got any tips on how to get them looking as good as new with minimal elbow grease ?
     
  2. a3_dan

    a3_dan Member

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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.

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  3. Rough

    Rough Member

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    you could use autosol then apply a hi temp laquer to the tail pipe.
     
  4. WX51TXR

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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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/acatalog/blackfire-all-metal-sealant-cat20.html

    :icon_thumright:
     
  5. axelfols

    axelfols Member

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    is extra fine wire wool ok?
     
  6. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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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.
     
  7. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    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.

    T
     
  8. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Two words - Brillo. Pad. :)
     
  9. Gilly

    Gilly Member

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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 !
     
  10. sammi

    sammi Active Member

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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 :)
     
  11. putang

    putang Member

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    try the brilliant polish range, then a metal sealer
     
  12. S3 Jock

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    SILVO is excellent, have used it for years to great success. (similar product to brasso)
     

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