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My Chrome tail pipes are filthy - normal washing doesnt help!
Apart from using a scouring pad(which i aint keen on doing) - does anyone have a tried & tested method for cleaning these?

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Great product Bar keepers friend, very good for chrome bits and pieces and exhausts.
Very good on stainless tail pipes on the V10... 8)
 

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Your "Chrome" tail pipes are infact polished stainless steel. A real chromed part could easily be cleaned with scouring pad. Used to do this all the chrome with my old MGC but if you use scouring pad on the polished stainless you will soon take the shine off them. On the plus side if you screw them off they will buff back to a bright shine quite easily with a motorised polisher .Always best then to clean these with a good metal polish as used in the house. What scouring pad is very good for though is cleaning up the rear silencer box when it starts to get dirty and stained. I do this about once a month and it really comes up well and looks the part as the rear box is designed to be seen and look a bit like a skid plate.
 

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Autosol is a great metal cleaner. Folks on detailingworld.co.uk and 350z-uk.com forums swear by it. Use it with a cloth or a dremmel (or similar motorized polisher).

I've used NXT Metal Polish but it sucks so intend getting Autosol and a dremmel (or a polishing accessory for the drill).
 

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Alloy Wheel cleaner isn't bad at keeping them looking reasonable. Obviously more stubborn dirt will require more serious measures....
 

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thanks guys

I have got Alloy Wheel cleaner & Bar keeper in the garage so will give them a try... will keep you informed
 

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auto sol works wonders on the chrome tailpipes, rub small amount on with mutton cloth, leave to dry then wip e off they buff up great.... :wink:
 

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I used to use wonder wheels alloy cleaner and a nylon dish scrubber on my S4's tailpipes, they were nice and shiny afterwards.

I have just realised that I've not cleaned the pipes on the Treg since I got it. In fact I still need to get the big scrape that I inflicted on the rear arch on Mothers day repaired. Need to get priorities sorted!
 

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When i got mine it had tar spots all over the tailpipes, so i used AutoGlym intensive tar remover...worked a treat.

Still use it now lightly diluted and rinsed straight off.
 

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Autoglym intensive tar remover appied liberally, leave for 5-10 mins to allow the tar splats to dissolve,(make sure pipes are cold-if rally black a few applications may be needed).Once you have removed the tar residue wipe of excess this ensures no scraches in the tailpipe finish, and polish with solvol autosol metal polish. I have valeted the worst tail pipes you have ever seen and this leaves outstanding results.

Good Luck.

 

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Agree...Autosol does the trick. A group of us when we had 125cc trial bikes used to see how polished we could get our alloy S & M tail pipes...Sad.

Rather than wonder wheels by the way I use Brick acid. Damn sight cheaper (?5.00 for 25 litres!)
 

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Another vote for Autosol from me as well - just polished my pipes with it and always amazed how well they come up...
 
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