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      05-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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How To Clean Black Charred Exaust Tail Pipe?

I'm trying to clean the black charred residue on my exaust. Has anyone done this to their car? If so what is the best method or is it permanent at this point?

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clean off the residue with soap and water. and then use steel wool and silver polish on it
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clean off the residue with soap and water. and then use steel wool and silver polish on it
by polish would something like never dull work?
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never used that brand but if its silver polish than it should work
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I sometimes use P21s polishing soap from Detailers Domain. It makes them look perfect. But after driving for a day or two, they are back to being black again, so I don't waste my time unless I am going to be taking pictures/attending a group drive.



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by polish would something like never dull work?
I used never dull on mine, but if they are caked pretty bad, it takes a lot of elbow grease - something like p21s first would speed it up, then I usually use never dull when I wash the car, takes 2 seconds then.
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Mine wouldn't clean up for love nor money, I just masked off the tips and painted the insides black. Now they always look good
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Super fine (0000) steel wool and polish worked wonders for me. I took mine off to do since the oem tips just slide on and are held by spring clips.
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Super fine (0000) steel wool and polish worked wonders for me. I took mine off to do since the oem tips just slide on and are held by spring clips.
"just slide off?" how did you get them off? strap wrench?
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"just slide off?" how did you get them off? strap wrench?
i literally just pulled and twisted them.
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i literally just pulled and twisted them.
He has a 328 - 335 is welded on, 328's do just slide on and off.
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i let mine got pretty black over the last month and a little P21s and let it sit for 5 minutes and it all just rinsed right off!
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He has a 328 - 335 is welded on, 328's do just slide on and off.
good to know! yea mine just slip over the existing.
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I use 0000 grade steel wool and just picked up some cheap Mothers aluminum mag polish from wally world. It does wonders.
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