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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by rOb_A, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. rOb_A

    rOb_A Active Member

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    anyone know of cleaning my chrome tips of my exhaust? they're well sooted and wont clean of my hand. cheers in advance :thumbsup:
     
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    sub39h Active Member

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    have a look in the detailing section. there's advice in there
     
  4. loftylad

    loftylad FinishedWaitingForMyAudi :)

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    I've always used "Autosol" for that exact purpose. Superb for chrome!
     
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    never worked on my 1.6 tho... apparently there's an Autoglym product (mentioned in the detailing section - i don't remember the name) that when used alongside Autosol brings them up a treat. like brand new apparently.
     
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    rOb_A Active Member

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    thanks everyone will have a look in detailing :cold:
     
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    I nornally use wonder wheels to get the worse soot off etc, then polish then with autoglym metal polish (comes in a tube) as it has tiny rough bits in which help clean the soot off but does not scratch. Bu you can look a bit OCD cleaning the exhaust
     
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    The best thing to get the initial soot of would be your standard household APC.
     
  9. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    I use Brasso wadding, its great. Also used it with the autoglym metal polish too, comes up a treat. But as said above, check out the detailing, its a great part of the forum
     
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    tried brasso (did'nt know that stuff was still around!) but no luck. its like the soot is now baked on. whats APC ? have i got some in my house? didn't think about autosol car thanks again everyone!!
     
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    Try wire wool and some Cif, I try anything from the cupboards lol!
     
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    Cif... whats that? :w00t:
     
  13. Yappy

    Yappy A4 b6 TDI V6 Quattro Sport

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    Jif without the J mate

    Defo autosol for me to just work at it and all will come off and polish up like new
    And who ever said wheel cleaner spot on for cutting through the soot or TFR (traffic film remover)
     
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    Asked myself the same question about a week ago and came to the conclusion of using the search function..So to save you the hassle of searching through..Autosol was the answer! ..Obviously you need to stay on top of it and not let your exhausts get too bad and you should be alright. Found some at Halfrauds for about a fiver and must admit, it worked. Anyways, hope this helps.
     
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    Oh and as someone mentioned earlier, if its bad use autosol with wirewool.
     
  16. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    lol, as said its what Jiff used to be called! See you dont do the cleaning in your house lol, sadly I do!
     
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    All purpose cleaner lol
     
  18. tku

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    Haha!
     
  19. rOb_A

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    APC... now its time to post another thread
     

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