Detailing Exhaust tailpipe

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by AccordCU2, Friday 6th Jan, 2012.

  1. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Nice sunny day here in Brum for a change.Out of boredom decided to polish tailpipes on my car

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    This is stuff that i used

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    Might give car a wash if this weather hold up:Grin:
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The unsung hero is that polish, proper old school stuff. Good work Zoran..

    I would have suggested to remove the tail garnish and given the a proper clean. Its best leave them on as the bolts are notorious to snap.
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I might do that next time when weather gets better.This was just a little test of this polish.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    if you are going to remove them order some new bolts 99% they will snap and get a blow torch ready to remove the broken thread bit.
     
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    OK mate.Good to know that.Thanks for the tip
     
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  6. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Time well spent...these finishing touches make all the difference.
     
  7. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Autosol the best I use nothing else you don't need to remove the tailpipes just squeeze a little on the top then wrap a cloth over it take hold of both ends and just pull the cloth up and down so it rubs round the pipe. Work it well in let it dry and then repeat with a clean cloth perfect.
    This will get some comments used sparingly and very lightly it's also good for removing the stubborn brake deposits on your alloy wheels????
     
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  8. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I've found meguiars metal polish is preaty good. MetalPolish. and use super fine wire wool to bring almost anything up like new 00Steelwool.
     
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  9. Paul Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I don't have an exhaust to polish :Frown:
     
  10. Mr CL7 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I use meguiars metal polish. Does the job
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    hack saw the rounded tail pipe to a perfect circle I have some spare exhaust garnish for you.

    Mind you on a diesel it will get sooty pretty quickly
     
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  12. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Are those the ones with the built in smog filters???? Cough cough cough.
     
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  13. herohonda Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Will have to go get the stuff tommorow!
     
  14. Abbey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    For sure, those final little details say so much about a car owner's care and devotion for their vehicle. And, also doing something like this says all the rest of the details have been taken care of.
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good job on the polishing there Zoran. AutoSol is great for exahust tips.

    Wish I had time to this sort of stuff :Sobbing:
     
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    I've been trying to polish up my exhaust tips but there's some black crude that won't polish off with metal polish. The rest comes up nice though.

    Is there anything else I can do that's a little more aggressive without risking damaging the exhaust tips? Wire wool etc?
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You can use wirewool, put some metal polish on the pipes, then scrub with the wirewool. Should do the trick.
     
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    Cheers will give it a shot
     
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  19. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I would personally take off the garnish off the tail pipe by removing the 10 mm bolt off mind you they shear off due to the rust. then soak them in a tub of tar remover and give them a scrub using a soft toothbrush, once all of these is off then polish them with a soft pad using metal polish.

    I won't use steel wool or scrubbing pad as it will marr the polished chrome and it look poor once you have done that. You should use steel wool to clean internal rim and remove the carbon off the lip of the garnish.