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      09-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Cleaning carbon build up on exhaust tips

Anyone have any good recommendations for cleaning these parts?
Car wash soap and elbow grease alone doesn't do it.

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      09-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Try autosol metal polish, works wonders
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      09-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Also, Blue Magic Metal Polish is pretty effective.
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      09-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. I will give it a go.
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      09-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Easyoff oven cleaner works too.
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WD-40 works well for me.
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      09-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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Have a look at these "detailed" exhaust tips...

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...tip-detailing/
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I spray painted my exhaust tips matt black with high temperature (BBQ grill) paint and don't have to worry any longer
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I use Autoglym resin polish on my exhaust tips.
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Safari Charlie gun cleaner or Breakfree CLP
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Can't get mine clean

My question is why on the new 2013 X3 am I experiencing such carbon buildup on the tips? It doesn't do it on either of our other 2 BMWs. I tried two different metal polishes I have yesterday but could not get it off. The pics are after polishing on them and the rag shows how much I got off of just the end of the tips. This is not right. Got to try some of the other tips in this post.

Does the new twin turbo 4 banger run that rich or could I have an issue. I would think if it were running this rich I would have a CEL of some sort.
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My 3.5i has the same issue...
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