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YellowS2000 07-16-2017 11:13 PM

Exhaust tips saved from death
 
Hi Chaps
Im on a mission to bring my already nice 986 to the next level, this involves the little things

You've probably read my threads on the release catches and roof side bars now it was the exhaust tips turn.

They have been in this burnt state since iv have the car (13 months) and I honestly thought the were goosed. My plan was to smooth them off and spray them gloss black but to my surprise they came up like new.

here is the before and after
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1500275626.jpg

YellowS2000 07-16-2017 11:18 PM

After
 
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Here is the after result,

Im still gobsmacked they came up so good considering I had to start with 320 grit
to get the burn marks to start coming off.

I went 320 grit, 1200 wet, 1500 wet, 2000 wet, then some farecla G3 then some 3M finesse it, then some autoglm detailer.

took about and 90 mins.

next job repaint and re-decal the callipers and paint the brake disk hats and edges.

BoxsterSteve 07-17-2017 12:25 AM

Fine looking outcome.
:cheers:

That986 07-17-2017 12:44 AM

Get a decent metal polish to keep them looking good.

YellowS2000 07-17-2017 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by That986 (Post 544276)
Get a decent metal polish to keep them looking good.

thanks will do.

That986 07-17-2017 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YellowS2000 (Post 544281)
thanks will do.

No worries. Now you've got them looking good it only takes a couple of minutes every now and then to keep them that way.

lkchris 07-18-2017 02:54 PM

I've just used Simichrome Polish on mine ...

SIMICHROMEPOLISH.COM


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