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Tips for polishign tips?

smtk

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I was going to take off my exhaust tips today and give them and good clean n polish with my new dremel

What good for cleaning them up before polishing?

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Brillo pads?

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I used brasso on mine and they came up nice.

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i always chuckle when some one says brasso :)

someone said oven cleaner to get the crap of good or bad idea?

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What are the tips made of? Chrome plated/polished stainless/anodised etc. I have standard 993 S tips which seem to be anodised ith a matt finish and get decent results from autosol type paste.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by smtk on 04 January 2007

i always chuckle when some one says brasso :)someone said oven cleaner to get the crap of good or bad idea?
I wouldn't have thought oven cleaner would do them any good - it is nasty stuff. You just need some good ooooold fashioned elbow grease!


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WD40 did mine well. Oh and someone else told me Coke. (Liquid,not powder.)

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Philip1972 on 04 January 2007
WD40 did mine well. Oh and someone else told me Coke. (Liquid,not powder.)

Yep, leave them in Coke overnight. And it needs to be regular Coke, not diet!

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by damianc4s on 04 January 2007
Wonder Wheels anybody?

I'd imagine that'll burn through any muck on tips!

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well i found some gunk (degreaser) and i leave them in that

the polishing didnt go brillantly the polishing pads are to small for a large area

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working for a household goods manufaturer as i do i finally feel qualified to help on this thread :)

OK, oven cleaner can be used depending on the type. Acidic cleaner (such as cillit bang) will clean nicely but be careful not to leave it on there for any length of time as it will tarnish (as our cleaner has done to our bathroom taps... harumph). I'd leave agressive alkali based ones alone for stainless steel (mr muscle etc) as they can be very aggressive on metal surfaces (shiny ones anyway)

Personally i'd recommend Silvo (liquid or the wadding) or brasso (you can laugh) as a first pass and then maybe cillit for any more diificult stains but like i say, rinse thoroughly and don;t leave it stewing on there. Oh and don;t do it on hot exhausts either...

I do have knowledge after all... sadly in cleaners rather than porsches...


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whats Cif then?

anionic sufactants says on the label

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Like others here I use Autosol and a bit of elbow grease (initially). Brings em up like glass. If you give them a quick buffing every so often with your Autosol rag after that, should keep them looking good.


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