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Old 13-03-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Exhaust help...

Hey folks,
New to the forum but straight in with a cry for help!!!
Recently(ish) bought the first car I feel deserves extra attention, an A6 Avant.
Looking to properly clean the exhaust tips, but as they are "fake" tips, I'm hesitant to jump straight in.
You can see in the pics that there is a lot of tarmac chips stuck to it.
I'm guessing this is from the terrible pothole repairs on the roads I travel.
Main questions I'm looking for help on are-
Does anyone know the material they are made from?(Not sure if proper stainless steel or plated or something...)
Is Tardis safe to use on that exterior metal?
Is Tardis safe to use on the interior, which appears to be plastic lined.
If Tardis is not safe on any part, what would be?
What would be best approach for shining up said exterior metal?
Appreciate any and all help. I do like an informed opinion.







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Old 13-03-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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not look good that.
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Old 21-03-2018, 12:51 AM   #3
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Bump for any pointers please?

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Tardis/fallout remover should shift the tar/grime build up then some metal polish and fine wire wool will help bring some shine. Seal them with a high temp sealant always help to keep clean too.
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Tardis/fallout remover should shift the tar/grime build up then some metal polish and fine wire wool will help bring some shine. Seal them with a high temp sealant always help to keep clean too.
Much appreciated.

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Old 23-03-2018, 12:35 PM   #6
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As above do a full decontamination of them.
  • Wash with some APC and brushes, rinse and dry.
  • Apply some Tar/Glue remover, allow to dwell 1-2 mins, wipe away any tar spots with an old MF then rinse/dry.
  • Apply your fallout remover and repeat the same steps as the tar/glue remover.
  • Use a decent metal polish, many like autosol and work it in with a old MF cloth. If this isn't aggressive enough use 0000 fine grade steel wool instead of the towel with light pressure. It likely won't be perfect but it's the best you will get them.
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