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Is it possible to....

P_G May 6, 2013

  1. P_G

    P_G Active Member

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    ......polish black chrome exhausts back to chrome? As sad as it sounds I had some deep scratches from stones on the exhaust tips. I have the black pack and therefore black exhausts so used a machine polisher on them to take the scratches out and they are either so clean now they shine more than they ever have done previously or I have polished them back to chrome. Just wondered how the black chrome finish was applied to them?
     
  2. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    Polish black chrome exhausts back to chrome? Erm, no. I doubt very much they were originally chrome.

    Just wondered how the black chrome finish was applied to them? Powder coat.

    Choices: 1) leave them alone; 2) buy a new pair of black tail pipes from Audi, 3) buy a new pair of chrome tail pipes from Audi, 4) write to Catnip as he may (still) have a chrome pair, 5) remove both and send them away for re-powder coating black, or 6) remove both and send them away for chrome plating.

    Note: to remove... you'd best PM me if you need to know...
     
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  3. P_G

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    Well, they are pretty poorly done because I have compared pics of them when I got the car and what I have now and

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    If you can PM me removal details John they would be much appreciated as a new set is looking likely to be purchased tomorrow from TPS. Will have to find something else to clean them with rather than Autosol or Menzerna RD 3.02
     
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  4. Mr_Freeze

    Mr_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    They look like chrome pipes on all but the first pic.
     
  5. L1ARR

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    Try Zeppelin metal polish its very good and not as abrasive as Autosol.
     
  6. gilford

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    Go back to Audi, they should replace under warranty!!!
     
  7. klauster

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    They doesn't look right Graeme :) how long did you polish em for?
     
  8. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    On a side note, does this mean I can change my exhaust ends to black?
     
  9. P_G

    P_G Active Member

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    Cleaned them up for a couple of minutes with Autosol and then a hit with a machine polisher with RD 3.02.

    I'll never get them replaced on warranty.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2013
  10. PigPen

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    Yep for about £80
     

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