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exhaust cleaner any ideas?

S3_NDJ Jan 26, 2013

  1. S3_NDJ

    S3_NDJ Member

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    Hi all
    My exhuast on my s3 is rather dirty tried cleaning with just sponge and normal wash n wax ... any ideas what could bring the shine back withiut damaging the metal underneath ??
     
  2. P_G

    P_G Active Member

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    If you want proper automotive metal cleaners try Autosol or Optimum Metal Cleaner & Polish or short term fix would be Fair Powerspray if you have any in the kitchen cupboard. If your exhaust is Stainless steel it will work a treat.
     
  3. Audi Dynamik

    Audi Dynamik Well-Known Member

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    I have tried Autosol and Auto Glym Metal Polish, Both very good, apply it to a cloth and rub as hard as you can and they should come up lovely !

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  4. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Another vote for Autosol. If you want something to clean and then protect afterwards, the Britemax twins are supposed to be good though I have never used them myself... Britemax Metal Twins
     
  5. valyboi

    valyboi Member

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    Autosol is a great product higy recommend, bit of helbo grease and Gould come up lovely
     
  6. dan-quattro

    dan-quattro Member

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    +1 for autosol, still got a tube in my garage, great stuff
     
  7. S3_NDJ

    S3_NDJ Member

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    brilliant thanks for the help ill grab some auto sol and give it some lol what is the best thing to get it off if a soft cloth wont work ?
     
  8. pbarlow0032

    pbarlow0032 Member

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    Another vote for autosol here
     
  9. S3_NDJ

    S3_NDJ Member

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    Autosol it is cheers again :)
     
  10. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    The pros usually use a bit of #00 wire wool or #0000 wire wool for stubborn stuff. If you are struggling it might be you have some tar stuck on the tips and would need a tar remover first (lots to choose from). For the totally over the top "how to" guide, this comes to mind How to clean exhaust tips by Pomme - Car Care and Detailing - R32OC | VW Golf R32, Golf R and other .:R Vehicle Owners Club.

    Personally Tardis scares me, so I use CarPro Tar X or CarPro Trix.
     
  11. Steven.c

    Steven.c Auto-Motive Restored Deatail

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    As above, i use 00 grade wire wool with autosol to bring back to its original shine. you may get a few minor scratch marks if you look at it really close but if someone notice's them they are too close to your car in the first place :)
     

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