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What Product for Cleaning Black Coated Exhausts ?

Snake Pliskin Feb 19, 2020

  1. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi Guys

    @Bristle Hound & anyone else who may be able to help.

    Can anyone recommend any suitable products for cleaning & protecting black coated exhausts ?

    I've used regular metal polish and high tem wax on my previous cars but they have all had chrome.

    I just nervous of using anything which is too abrasive & could strip some of the black coating off the pipes .. so any experience with this would be very welcome :icon thumright:
     
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  3. jassyo06

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    Ceramic coat them firstly mate,then use bilt hamber wheel cleaner diluted..as a pre wash then wash and just use a quick Detailer afterwards your really go struggle to keep the paint on them...my mums A1 black Edition has black painted pipes and it's only done 4k miles and the paint is slightly wearing away on the edges of pipes
     
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    Yeah that is my concern: the paint wearing off. Ceramic coating definitely sounds a plan to prevent contaminents building up in the first place.
     
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    C4 wheel armour £19 delivered from Amazon
     
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  6. Bristle Hound

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    @Snake Pliskin - My new X3 has gloss black exhaust tips too

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    I cleaned and sealed mine with Britemax Final Shine sealent, which I already had in
    Like you say steer clear of any product thats abrasive
     
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  7. Snake Pliskin

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    Cheers pal ... I wouldn’t be concerned but I know a lot of the RS3 FL cars with black exhausts has the paint peeling very quickly.
     
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    I use astonish cooker hob cleaner. Works a treat

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
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    Don't you mean C5 ?
     
  10. Snake Pliskin

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    I’ve checked that product mate & it says metal polish & sealer ... is it a very light polish then ... looks good though :icon thumright:
     
  11. Bristle Hound

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    Won't be using that again then !
    Pleased I only used it once
    Everyday is a learning day as they say @Snake Pliskin

    I've got some C4/C5 somewhere in my detailing stock, so a coat of this will be applied next time the X3 gets a clean
     
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