: Cleaning Exhaust Tips CTS-V



IRONDOG
01-10-10, 10:23 AM
Does anyone know of a real good product for cleaning the exhaust tips to keep them shining? Thanks.

cbloveday
01-10-10, 10:31 AM
I have the corsa sport with 4 inch tips and I use a slippery product used for claying called "SPEED SHINE" with a microfibre towel. My concern is to clean without scratching so I am very careful during the intial process cause often there is tar and grime that will scratch. If I run into a tar/rock that has adhered to the chrome then I use a tar remover only on that piece to loosen it. Once the tip is clean of deposits, I use "Mothers" chrome polish with micro fibre towel. It will not streak, scratch or smear. It also has a polymer protection that resist spotting.

I believe the key is to be very careful when you remove the initial grime and contaniments and then followup with protective chrome polish.
Also do it often so the grime does not build up.

Couple of vendors that are good and have good product
www.griotsgarage.com
http://www.detailersdomain.com/search.aspx?find=chrome+polish

Nutz
01-10-10, 10:38 AM
Easy fast way to do the insides: Buy a Mother's powerball and mount it on a cordless drill. After washing the car, drill the powerball into the tip with a small amount of polish on it for 5-10 seconds, then wipe with a dry towel. Done.

cbloveday
01-10-10, 10:41 AM
Ya what he said!!

wfo
01-10-10, 11:19 AM
Flitz!! Then bring to a shine with a microfiber towel or an old white cotton T-shirt.

lmcgrew79
01-10-10, 11:21 AM
meguiars mag and chrome polish work wonders also

cbloveday
01-10-10, 11:46 AM
Easy fast way to do the insides: Buy a Mother's powerball and mount it on a cordless drill. After washing the car, drill the powerball into the tip with a small amount of polish on it for 5-10 seconds, then wipe with a dry towel. Done.

Hey Nutz,

Is that all you Got! Take a look at this bad boy.
It is 9 inches of tubular love, complete with Micro Fibre. LOL

I am still working on something that will get down to the cats.



http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/DSC_0123.jpg


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/DSC_0124.jpg

lmcgrew79
01-10-10, 11:58 AM
Looks like your prepared to drill gas wells

way2evil1
01-10-10, 12:00 PM
Get a tube of Simichrome and wipe with a microfiber rag. Or Adams Metal Polish. Both will make your tips look brand new.