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ewflyer
06-17-2013, 12:08 PM
What does a professional detailer use to clean the black-colored exhaust buildup off the chrome exhaust tips? Is there a particular product (either brand or just a product type) that cleans them easily back to their shiny original chrome?

Corrnaus
06-17-2013, 12:36 PM
I saw this a few weeks ago and has been around forever. Never used it personally but looks like a good chrome polish for very heavy oxidation and rust.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7TnNEBy3tI

I use some rim wax that has is pretty resistant to high heat and I clean the tip every wash, and they come pretty clean, until i drive it hard the next time.

streetsurfer
06-17-2013, 01:04 PM
I've used this or another version by Eagle to remove asphalt residue, primer/sealer, and bugs and soot from semi stacks, auto exhausts, chromed or stainless bumper, trim and grill parts, alum wheels, bike exhausts and rims, etc.

NEVR-DULL (http://www.nevrdull.com/)

SeaDawg
06-17-2013, 02:32 PM
Simichrome polish should also do a good job. I don't know if it meets the 'easy' criteria. I think it originally came from Germany and used to be available only in small tubes. I did see where Amazon carried in when I googled the name to make sure it was still around.

FTY
06-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Blue magic is also very good and adds a layer of silicone protectant after your done....its avail pretty much everywhere.

http://www.derek.com.au/bluemagicmetalpolish500tub.jpg

deathshead
08-02-2013, 08:27 AM
the crap on the tips is hard to remove, I just use brakleen on a rag and some elbow grease. no matter what you coat the tips with
they will get black again.

Tweak
08-02-2013, 10:09 AM
the crap on the tips is hard to remove, I just use brakleen on a rag and some elbow grease. no matter what you coat the tips with
they will get black again.

Just get them done in black so it isn't as noticeable. :D

500ways
08-02-2013, 10:29 AM
I wonder if Nevr dull (sp) would work?

Tweak
08-03-2013, 10:55 PM
I wonder if Nevr dull (sp) would work?

I would think it would to some degree at least.

Haring
08-03-2013, 11:31 PM
there was a thread on the vw forums about this. Someone recommended a product called "Bar Keepers Friend"

Saxonite
08-04-2013, 12:04 AM
I use griots metal polish to really clean them about once a month but they get pretty clean just by wiping them down after my weekly car was.

Wolfie
08-04-2013, 01:11 PM
I hand wash my car every week and give the exhaust tip an extra rub... I never have any issues with black stuff building up :wink:

cmj912
08-06-2013, 08:43 AM
there was a thread on the vw forums about this. Someone recommended a product called "Bar Keepers Friend"

That's what I use. Very nice stuff. Gentle on metal. Best thing: available in the grocery store.

It will also take water spots off of glass. Keep it OFF of paint and use as directed. But it is great stuff:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/barkeepers-friend-in-the-test-42397

HiFi Guy
08-19-2013, 10:24 PM
I wonder if Nevr dull (sp) would work?

It works perfectly, I use it.

mrdot
05-24-2014, 09:38 PM
What you need is Steel Wool #0000 if lightly stained with a good metal polish, Blue Magic, Wenol(Blue-Light Cut).