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Old 05-29-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
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How to refinish exhaust tip?

The tip of the muffler is turning copper, are there any products out there that I could use to polish it to shine? Same thing applies to a polish lip of a wheel as well.

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Old 05-29-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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some steel wool should do the trick, but I would be careful, especially with the lip of your wheels. They may be treated with a clear coating of some sort.
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Old 05-29-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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Likely the wheel lip is a painted item. Try to buff the wheel with Klasse or similar product. Start slowly to test .

On the tips, Eagle 1 Mag cleaner is good stuff. EASY on the steel wool there too!
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If you have a dremel tool or access to one use the buffing wheel with some sort of buffing compound and that thing will shine like no other(for the tips). The buffing wheels are much more gentle than steel wool so you could maybe do the same to the wheel lip as well. Since the tips are stainless steel I believe I would try to get a polishing compound suited specifically for steel for the best results.
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Good idea Adam! Do be careful around the lower paint work, as those Dremels can be tricky!!!!!!!!!!!
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Very true Richard. If it is a pre-03 car be sure not to get into the paintwork. Or if you have a 03 or 04 just remove the tip by unscrewing the nut that the holds the tip on and you can go nuts~!\! Have fun.
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"Or if you have a 03 or 04 just remove the tip by unscrewing the nut that the holds the tip on and you can go nuts~!\! Have fun. "

Ah, yes, if you can remove it, it will be a fun time indeed! Don't strip off all the metallic finish!!!!!
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I polished mine using the "Flitz" metal polish with a Dremel-alike tool a couple of years ago. Came out with almost a "mirror" shine. Now it just requires an easy touch up periodically with the polish using a rag.

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