Detailing Exhaust tip cleaning

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by Duc de Pommfrit, Saturday 20th Dec, 2014.

  1. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    So my exhaust tip was black and no sign of chrome anywhere. Sorry the pictures are poor.
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    Wire wool, a mixture of brasso and metal polish and the results can be seen.
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    And completed, now to start weeding
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  2. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    How did it get that black?
    Mine has over 100.000 kms, I give it a quick clean everytime I clean the car and the chrome still looks like new.
     
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  3. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Previous owner never touched it
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    All that dirt must have protected the chrome. It's come up smashing now. Dirty job, but worth doing. :Niceone:
     
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  5. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Chrome protected by dirt? Hmmm.... hard to believe. Salt and any other aggressive element stays attached and can do its thing underneath.
    Take a look at how mine is, never protected by dirt and just a quick clean when washing car.
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Ooops, my poor sense of humour there. Should have made it clearer.
     
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  8. PapaMoo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Very nice this is something I have to get round and do I'd like to do all my metal work to make it pop, Which grade wire wool did you use.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Doubt it mate that looks like the entire undercarriage has had a spray of something .. that does not look like lack of cleaning.

    If you look at the undercarriage you should see milky white under sealing if you can't even after washing then its been top coated with a bitumen coating. ...which can be good or it done to hide a repair.

    You need to have a proper look mate.


    The other reason can be that that previous owner taken a rattle can and sprayed the back boxes black if he seen paint peel and he not masked the exhaust tips.. :Wink:
     
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  10. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Will have a good look tomorrow.
     
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  11. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Had a look and everything looks normal and nothing is covered.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    So he taken a rattle can and spray painted the back boxes then. And did not mask the chrome garnish :Smile:
     
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  13. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    That's a cracking job @Duc de Pommfrit. I find it's often the smallest details that give the greatest satisfaction when sorted :clap:
     
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  14. godzilla84 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    anyone know if that exhast tip is available as a seperate part? When i replaced my exhaust in 2013 i forgot to rescue the tip and its been bugging me ever since.
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    They sure are. If you at the fourth picture in the first post of this thread, you will see a bolt on the underside of the exhaust tip, loosen this and the exhaust tip comes off.
     
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  16. godzilla84 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    don't suppose you or anyone else knows a part number for it? I've done loads of google searches but it either comes up with 8th Generation or Halfords type rubbish.
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    18310-SDP-A03

    You might not like the price though.
     
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  18. godzilla84 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Wow..... i kind of like it without the trim on it. haha.
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    :Smile:

    Try getting some second hand.