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Old 25-02-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Looking for some advice on cleaning my Mini JCW exhaust tips, I have been using Autosol with a microfiber, however from the pics there looks like what I can only describe as pitting? I would welcome suggestions to try and get them back to as new (car is only 9 months old), I have been reading various threads and posts and some have said to use wire wool, would this be ok on chrome?


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Old 25-02-2018, 06:38 PM   #2
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Hi I would use allstars fine grade ooo wire wool with some autosol should do the job, just be very gentle when using the wire wool
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Ps have you tried a fallout remover on your exhaust tips as well
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Old 25-02-2018, 07:08 PM   #4
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people seem to get good results from the Britmax metal twins, i'm going to try them on mine next, ideally with a foam attachment for the drill.

if its deep pitting i think you'll struggle to get back to new, think of the chrome like paint, if there is a stone chip, you would have to polish through the paint to remove it, a pit is the same sadly..... although polishing should reduce the appearance some what

with a bit of luck it'll be surface contaminant and it'll come off
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people seem to get good results from the Britmax metal twins, i'm going to try them on mine next, ideally with a foam attachment for the drill.

if its deep pitting i think you'll struggle to get back to new, think of the chrome like paint, if there is a stone chip, you would have to polish through the paint to remove it, a pit is the same sadly..... although polishing should reduce the appearance some what

with a bit of luck it'll be surface contaminant and it'll come off
Might give the britemax a go, and yeah hopefully it comes out, not impressed if this happens after only 9 months!!
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I use Peak metal on mine and works a treat - also have used 0000 grade wool with the Peak metal on it and gently rubbed and it removed some stubborn marks from neighbours car's tips...
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Theres a guy on YouTube Forensic Detailing channel - theres an indepth video of exactly how to solve that.

Basically autosol, a nylon brush in a drill (though yours doesnt look half as bad as his was so probably wont need that stage) and a cone shaped sponge polishing pad also for a drill.
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Theres a guy on YouTube Forensic Detailing channel - theres an indepth video of exactly how to solve that.

Basically autosol, a nylon brush in a drill (though yours doesnt look half as bad as his was so probably wont need that stage) and a cone shaped sponge polishing pad also for a drill.
Yeah I have seen that on YouTube, I may go down that route and try the cone shaped sponge, but first I am going to try some steel wool and see how I get on.
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