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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by bladerider666, May 24, 2015.

  1. bladerider666

    bladerider666 Active Member

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    Hi everyone, i'm after a little advice....got my new car on friday (so happy with it) however i am trying to shine up the stock exhaust pipes (i want them to shine), so far i've used wire wool autosol and megs all metal polish and i'm not getting the results i want....is there anything out there to shine it up or is it a no go with what i am after??
     
  2. dids

    dids Active Member

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    Just wondering how you got on I was thinking the same ?
     
  3. Si FR

    Si FR Active Member

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    I gave mine a go today and had no look. The finish seems poor really, like they couldn't be bothered to coat it to make it look more appealing!
     
  4. JMAC

    JMAC Active Member

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    Surprised to see that Autosol hasn't brought them up. I used that on mine and got them back to a mirror polished finish. I then sealed with Chemical Guys wheel guard. They've stayed clean and shiny ever since. Though I do spray Armorall shield for wheels over the tips after washing too.

    You could bring out the big guns and try some 0000 wire wool:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liberon-Steel-Wire-Wool-Ultra/dp/B00CDUG7PW

    I took this in fading light but it shows that they do come up quite well IMO:

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. DrifterX27

    DrifterX27 Car Lord

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    I used a product called Optimum Metal Polish.

    I had buffed my intake pipe for one of my cars to a nice shine using it. Sucks now though, as I have to order it online to get it in the UK.
     
  6. Sihey MK3 FR

    Sihey MK3 FR Active Member

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    I used some of the Liberon steel wool as recommended by JMAC (cheers for the link), along with some Autoglym metal polish. Great results with some time and effort. Still need to do the left pipe and I think the right could use a bit more attention [​IMG]
     
  7. lewischadwick7

    lewischadwick7 Active Member

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    this was done with autosol and a few MF's another one i like is britemax twins

    [​IMG]
     
  8. lewischadwick7

    lewischadwick7 Active Member

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    could make your work easier if you have a polishing cone or mothers powerball on a drill :) i do it once a month on my now to keep on top of it
     
  9. Daniel M

    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    You could also use some fine wet and dry then metal polish like crazy.

    This has always worked for me
     
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    Prestigechris Active Member

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    Smart. Wire wool and britemax metal twins make light work of it
     
  11. mbradl3y

    mbradl3y Active Member

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    Another for Britemax Twins. Works great and priced well.
     
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    dodds_turbo OEM+ member

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