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      07-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Just the tip ;)

No flaming me.

Not many girls I know would give up their Saturday morning manicures to be hot, sweaty, get filthy, and break a nail just to polish their tips.

Ive had my car a year this month. I've never really cleaned the exhaust BUT Im going to start keeping up with it every weekend.

I bought "Mothers" polish. I spent a good hour or more on just the tips and I still cannot get them back to day I bought her.

It says there is no need to rub hard. Rubbing the shaft it came off very easily with hardly any effort. However around the edges I cannot get it come off. I scrubbed and scrubbed pretty hard.

Do I just need to keep trying and eventually it will break off or is there another product that will break down the gunk faster?


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Before...fucking gross I know


haha during


After over an hour you can see I got most but I want it all off


Doesnt look too bad from a distance..Shaft is all nice and shiny..but still
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      07-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I have the same problem.

I get it to about as clean as you've gotten yours using just simple green and a tooth brush, but I can't get any better for the life of me.

Looks fine from a distance, but I'd rather have it perfect if I'm going through the trouble of doing it lol.
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      07-14-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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I have the same problem.

I get it to about as clean as you've gotten yours using just simple green and a tooth brush, but I can't get any better for the life of me.

Looks fine from a distance, but I'd rather have it perfect if I'm going through the trouble of doing it lol.
Looking it like this is going to bother me more than before when it was black lol
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      07-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Get some steel wool from home depot and then use the polish.
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#0000 grade steel wool, then polish. Done.
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No flaming me.

Not many girls I know would give up their Saturday morning manicures to be hot, sweaty, get filthy, and break a nail just to polish their tips.

Ive had my car a year this month. I've never really cleaned the exhaust BUT Im going to start keeping up with it every weekend.

I bought "Mothers" polish. I spent a good hour or more on just the tips and I still cannot get them back to day I bought her.

It says there is no need to rub hard. Rubbing the shaft it came off very easily with hardly any effort. However around the edges I cannot get it come off. I scrubbed and scrubbed pretty hard.

Do I just need to keep trying and eventually it will break off or is there another product that will break down the gunk faster?


Pics..

Before...fucking gross I know


haha during


After over an hour you can see I got most but I want it all off


Doesnt look too bad from a distance..Shaft is all nice and shiny..but still
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      07-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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http://www.homedepot.com/buy/paint/p...000-66130.html

pick it up and use with the polish. brush lightly and it should polish right up

i have kept mine clean. i just use Zep's citrus cleaner
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      07-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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4" black tips and you'll be set!

No more cleaning!
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      07-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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4" black tips and you'll be set!

No more cleaning!
This!


I get a new 335is next year so Im not doing anything more to this car unfortunately.
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Get some steel wool from home depot and then use the polish.
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#0000 grade steel wool, then polish. Done.
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http://www.homedepot.com/buy/paint/p...000-66130.html

pick it up and use with the polish. brush lightly and it should polish right up

i have kept mine clean. i just use Zep's citrus cleaner
Ok, I'll get some and let ya'll know how it is.
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      07-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #11
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in the first pic it honestly looks like you have black aftermarket tips, looked pretty sikkk IMO, but it also looks great now that its all clean, btw i love the way your car looks
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4" black tips and you'll be set!

No more cleaning!
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I went with the 3.5" black tips. Doesn't looked oversized with my mtech rear (my opinion).
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I went with the 3.5" black tips. Doesn't looked oversized with my mtech rear (my opinion).
Can you post a photo?
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1000-grit sandpaper and soap water. Using the soap water while applying the sand paper to the tips gets it off really quickly. The paper particles are fine enough not to scratch the tips. GL!
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in the first pic it honestly looks like you have black aftermarket tips, looked pretty sikkk IMO, but it also looks great now that its all clean, btw i love the way your car looks
haha thanks
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Can you post a photo?
Here you go...







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      07-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #18
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Subscribed because I need to get this done with mine.
Please keep us updated Sara
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It never is just the tip...but good job.
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      07-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #20
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To keep spotless

You literally need to be OCD and clean almost after every drive

It's crazee.


I started to again. After I installed Dimisa tips

Stopped while I had PE tips. Too ugly to polish



But the shiny dimisa tips have so far mesmerized me into determined cleaning





Try using a metal wool pad on inside

Or that green stuff used on pots at times



Good ph balanced wheel cleaner may help as well
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I just tried #000 synthetic steel wool.

Stuff works AMAZINGLY!

Literally like magic

before:



after:

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Ok so the steel wool worked!

However sending a female into LOWES by herself was a task all in its own. Who would have thought steel wool would be found in the plumbing isle. Those workers sure had fun with me. I looked like a lost puppy in that store lol.


I now see why guys are into cars and girls are into shopping. I've ruined my nails doing this two days in a row. ((Mandy be careful love dont do this after a fresh manicure)) Im going to purchase gloves to do this with from now on. Being in the hot sun, getting sweaty and dirty. GROSS.

And of all times to swing by my house, my buddy Yodaime decided to stop by. He's never seen me more "yucky" in the two and half years we've been friends. Oh well no make up, "tarzan hair", dirt on my face. Looking really sexy there Sarie.


Oh yeah get it girl.. lol of course it rained and now my car is filthy again. Need to wash it again tonight


YAY!!!!!




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