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      12-03-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Stainless steel exhaust polish

I've recently picked up an E90 335i that is very low km and well maintained but the exhaust tips were neglected. I polished them using Autosol Metal Polish which is just what I had around and got some good results.

I still have some remaining etching from the carbon buildup.
Is there another metal polish anyone can recommend to get a next to perfect result or is the etching permanent?

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If you have not tried this before you can get soft steel wool and some degreaser and try scrubbing off the caked carbon with allot of elbow grease.
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If you have not tried this before you can get soft steel wool and some degreaser and try scrubbing off the caked carbon with allot of elbow grease.
after my post I actually remembered that trick but didn't work. the lower portion big the tip is very tough and etched. perhaps sanding it down with fine grade would work followed up by polish.
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Yeah you can try wett sanding. Just go bit by bit so you dont overdue it
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This might sound crazy, but try Mr Clean sponge/pad
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This might sound crazy, but try Mr Clean sponge/pad
lol that'll rip it to shreds. but I'll give both a shot. thanks everyone
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yup the autosol and some steel wool #0000 should work great
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Wet sand 600 to 2000 gritt, then use a metal polish and a dremal with a felt wheel. Should look like a mirror after your done.
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