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How to get a shine back on my exhaust?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Rameses, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Rameses


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,453

    Failure to clean it properly when washing has resulted in my exhaust being very nasty looking.

    I have a Magnex 4" back box, and has a pretty big cylinder....

    I need to clean just inside the end bit, and surrounding area?

    What products do I need to get that shine back?

  2. Gibbo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,014

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there

    Really easy!!

    Ask your parents/girlfriend for some brasso they should have some. Put some on a cloth and go rub it in and put plenty of elbow into it and it will shine great again. :)

    To protect it and get an even better shine you need some of this:-
    Meguiars NXT All Metal Polish

    Its great stuff and brings of crap with ease and gives a real good shine. :)
  3. vanpeebles


    Joined: 22 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,603

    gibbo do you think that stuff would work on like the metal plastic chrome stuff?
  4. Oracle


    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,971

    Location: Haskins

    No, if its on plastic it will pull the chrome off as its slightly abrasive.

    Use just the Autoglym metal polish / show 'n' shine or that Megs stuff
  5. mattx2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

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    Location: New York

  6. Lowe


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,162

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    Pah, best thing to use on exhausts to bring up the shine is Tcut!

    I thought this was a joke, but when I was on a visit to Ashley Exhausts, that's exactly what they use on them before they're wrapped up for selling!
  7. Tinders


    Joined: 1 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,396

    Location: There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

    Would wonderwheels be ok on and exhaust?
  8. Phil W


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,945

    Location: Jupiter

    Autosol or Peek, then give a quick polish afterwards.

    Problem with T-Cut is it take a lot of elbow grease, Autosol is more abrasive so cuts into the carbon deposits etc.
  9. Lead_Head


    Joined: 26 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,704

    Location: Nottm

    I wouldn't like to try it as it's quite corrosive and might make a hole in your exhaust!
  10. tb2000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,636

    Location: West Country, England

    I tried it on my Stainless Powerflow exhaust (had a Scorpion tailpipe) on my old Sierra ages ago. It took pretty much all the dirt off, although it was still a little discoloured due to the heat from the exhaust gases. Not much can be done about that unfortunately. It still came up nice though compared to how it was before though.
  11. Smokes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,588

    Location: Aberystwyth, West Wales

    Jif works wonders with mine :D