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      03-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Chrome Exhaust Pipes - How best to polish?

Okay, yes I'm somewhat anal and weekly wash my X3 35i M Sport Carbon Black (the Zaino System is OUTSTANDING).

But here's my challenge, has anyone identified a solution that effectively cleans the 'black' exhaust soot from around the perimeter of the exhaust pipes and a good chrome cleaner?
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Okay, yes I'm somewhat anal and weekly wash my X3 35i M Sport Carbon Black (the Zaino System is OUTSTANDING).

But here's my challenge, has anyone identified a solution that effectively cleans the 'black' exhaust soot from around the perimeter of the exhaust pipes and a good chrome cleaner?
i'm not as "anal" (quoting you, not my words ), but always found a decent metal polish alone does the job as long as you keep on top of it. bit of elbow grease.
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I use a product called NEVR-Dull its AWESOME! They will come out looking shiny and new! You can pick it up at advanced auto parts. You'll only need to use a little, its pretty strong!
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Nevr-Dull... great suggestion. Will this actually cut-through the blacked soot on the ends of the exhaust pipes?
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when i picked up my used '11 F25 the dealership "cleaned" my car for me. it was the worst attemp i have ever seen for a delivery to a new owner..

i mention this because the soot was so bad on the chrome tips i thought their actual color was black. the following day i detailed the car as it should have been. when i saw the tips were infact chrome i broke out my can of Bar Keepers Friend.

http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/car-care

i used a moist terry cloth wax pad and made a paste, toothpaste consistency, and some elbow grease and they are as clean as the day they were installed on the car.

the comment about using never dull. i find that after a cleaning, never dull helps keep things cleaner because of the chemical it appies to the part, but it takes a long time to take off the carbon soot from the tips.

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Execellent Tip -- THANK YOU. Yes, I have bar-keepers friend for my AllClad pots and of course it would work equally well on the chrome pipes. I'll also pick up the Nevr-Dull,

many thanks!
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Somebody on here recommended WD40. It works for me.
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Nevr-Dull... great suggestion. Will this actually cut-through the blacked soot on the ends of the exhaust pipes?
I use super fine steel wool grade 0000 and stainless steel polish to get the black soots out, works like a charm.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Ind...JK6?Pid=search
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Nevr-Dull... great suggestion. Will this actually cut-through the blacked soot on the ends of the exhaust pipes?
Yup! It really cleans everything. I use it every couple of weeks to keep them looking shiny!
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