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Old 09-12-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Changing Tips

I know this is slightly narcissistic but has anyone changed out their exhaust tips on an S? I know I couldn't on my old Base but can it be done easier on the S? I noticed the other day that they are looking a bit "heated".
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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You know what? Try some brass on them and see if that shines them up. I'm betting it will and you don't need to replace them.
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Do you mean some fine brass wool? If so I'll try that. Thanks, I didn't want to scratch them but brass wool might be okay.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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i think he meant Brasso polish




Remember, as with all detailing, start w/ the least invasive/agressive method possible.

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Old 09-12-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Get some Flitz. Works magic on metal. I just polished the tips on the S with it and if you saw the tips before, you would have thought they would never clean up.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:02 AM   #6
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Flitz sounds like the way to go... especially if someone here has used it on tips and it doesn't scratch them up.

BTW, mine are all black and nasty and for some odd reason, I like them this way
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:47 AM   #7
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I've used Blue Magic Metal Polish on mine for years...they look as new and have no scratches. Any type of fine steel wool (0000) with give them a satin finish, if that's what you're after.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:18 PM   #8
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Almost any kind of metal polish will work. I use Mother's aluminum polish. It's the fine abrasives that do the job. No oxidation with stainless steel.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:09 PM   #9
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I'll try one of these metal polishes and see how it works. Thanks all.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #10
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I would avoid using steel wool, as recomended by some experts. I tried very softly on a small section and did some damage... Mothers polish worked OK but did not get rid of all of the old heat stains. I have asked people and it seems I'm the only one that can actually tell any difference or can notice the stains. So, chances are no one will really notice if yours looks satin or shiny chrome. They'll just tell you they look great with a funny smile.
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Google : Blue Away Polish. We have used this on motorcycle exhaust for years.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:40 AM   #12
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I'd love to replace the stock tip on my base 987, but not for the $300-$500 I see them going for! I saw a set for ~$50, but I suspect they are worth less than that.
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