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What's the best product to get those shinny S4 exhaust pipes back?!

Splodgeit Dec 11, 2017

  1. Splodgeit

    Splodgeit Member Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Hi All,

    I'm just wondering if there are any old wife's tails on how to clean chrome exhaust tips? Mine are have layer of black stuff followed by a layer of dirt.

    I quite fancy trying to make them silver again!

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  3. RaZ A4

    RaZ A4 RaZ A4 Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 Manual

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    Elbow grease :whistle2:
     
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  4. Nickfrog

    Nickfrog Active Member

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    Autosol. Apply with a sponge. Any leftover marks, apply with a white scourer (white!, not green).

    I have heard of people cleaning the inside with a toilet brush, which made me laugh.
     
  5. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Team Daytona V6T Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I wouldn't personally use a scourer as surely this would scratch and cause problems down the line.

    The tips on my S3 became pitted within the first year and I was always cleaning them, very disappointing, I hope the S4 tips hold up better.

    Autosol is good with said elbow grease and then I apply a protective coating after each clean to create a barrier for easy cleaning next time round.
     
  6. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    I wouldn't let my car that dirty let alone its exhaust tips...
     
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  7. Gary_LB

    Gary_LB Active Member Team Manhattan Team V6 Audi S4 Black Edition quattro

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    Another vote for autosol. You would just need a cloth for application and wiping down as the stuff is brilliant
     
  8. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Panther Audi S4 Audi RS3 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Hitting them with fallout remover first greatly helps then makes the autosol polish much easier
     
  9. happytalk73

    happytalk73 Active Member

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    Brasso? Dura-glit?

    Show us ya Christmas tree!
     
  10. JRF

    JRF Member

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    Autosol very good product, I use microfibre cloths
     
  11. SRB93

    SRB93 S5 B9 Coupe - Glacier White Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Jetwash - Fallout remover - Jetwash - Shampoo and thoroughly clean with Microfiber Mitt - Autosol Polish with Applicator pad - Apply a protection if you can.. (Cermaic Coating in my case) makes its so much easier to clean in the future and to maintain.
     
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  13. Splodgeit

    Splodgeit Member Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thanks for the tips! I'll maybe add a picture once it's clean.
     
  14. SRB93

    SRB93 S5 B9 Coupe - Glacier White Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Here’s mine after cleaning.
     

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    Filipão Active Member Audi S4

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  16. JRF

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    Autosol great stuff bring back the chrome shine
     
  17. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist TFSI Owners Group Team Scuba saloon Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    I take it @Splodgeit is still trying to clean it as we haven’t seen a picture. He did say maybe he’ll add a picture though
     
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  18. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Team Daytona V6T Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Still removing those needles from that Christmas tree I reckon :confounded:

    Wonder how his tips are holding up to and the dreaded corrosion?
     
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  19. SMI77

    SMI77 Australia Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    If I remember correctly, the tips on the S3 are removable. S4 tips, which are cheap chrome on cheap steel, are welded top & bottom to the s/steel pipe.
    If you go back there have been threads on this subject. Good luck.
    Actually, I can't remember any other country/region with this problem, and Oz certainly has rust.

    Trivia: Rust is the Aussie slang for cancer.
     
  20. A4A4

    A4A4 Well-Known Member

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    Rust? I would have thought more Dust.
     
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  21. SMI77

    SMI77 Australia Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    Yep, we have oodles of both to share around. ;-)
     
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  22. Seanchadwick2k3

    Seanchadwick2k3 Audi A6 C6 2.0tdi 2011 Sline Special Edition Audi A6 S-line owners group Le Mans Edition

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    0000 wire wool for the win
     
  23. KrisKrk

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    Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner did the trick on mines.
    Sprayed it on and left it to soak for few minutes. Sprayed another layer and gave it a good scrub.
    Polished out and they were shiny again

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  24. cptjay

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    Gtechniq metal polish and a decent microfibre, came up like new.
     
  25. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Not on chrome, it'll scratch off the coating. I just use the same bilberry product I use on the wheels..
     
  26. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Personally I use autosol and a polishing cone from fleabay on a battery drill. Panel wipe it clean then I coated it with KKD R-evolve which I had done my wheels with.(can be any coating ie. g techniq c5, c quartz, Gyeon etc)
    All the exhaust needs is a quick clean with soap same as the wheels for the next year

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