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Old 06-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Clean and polish exhaust tips - advice please

This is an area I've never really done as I've never had BIG tips. Mounted quad 4" units yesterday and wonder what everyone is using....I ordered this as a test - any one used it?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am not looking for bling, bling shine, I am more looking for a sealant that will allow soot and engine gasses to be wiped off easily

What say the experts?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I use 0000 Fine Steel wool and APC on the inside,

then

M205 or Optimum metal polish with a microfiber on the exterior. You can substitute with your favorite mild polish or metal polish.

Then you can follow up with Opti-Coat 2.0 or Klasse AIO
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thanks - I have 205, the borla stuff and Opti coat (forgot about that!)
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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Got the Borla polish....nice stuff, thick white paste that polishes and cleans well....

will ISP this aft, and opti coat them for added shielding....
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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I use an APC and then polish with this (Click picture for link). I love this polish.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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My exhaust tip cleaning/protecting regimen:

Clean with APC to get the soot/dirt off.
If the APC won't get rid of some of the stubborn soot on the inside, use #0000 steel wool with Metal Polish #1.
Metal Polish #1 with a Blue Hex Grip Applicator
Metal Polish #2 with a MF applicator
Quick Sealant to seal them up

Not the world's greatest picture, but you get the idea...

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Old 06-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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My exhaust tip cleaning/protecting regimen:

Clean with APC to get the soot/dirt off.
If the APC won't get rid of some of the stubborn soot on the inside, use #0000 steel wool with Metal Polish #1.
Metal Polish #1 with a Blue Hex Grip Applicator
Metal Polish #2 with a MF applicator
Quick Sealant to seal them up

Not the world's greatest picture, but you get the idea...

Wait on the right that's how the tips looks before?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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Wait on the right that's how the tips looks before?
Correct.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #9
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