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Old 17-04-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Fiesta ST exhaust tips

I've been asked to valet a 3yr old Fiesta ST and to clean up the exhaust tips whilst I'm at it. The customer has sent me some pics....whats the best approach for these??
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Old 17-04-2018, 04:52 PM   #2
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Get some tardis on them then Id give some britemax twins set a go but they do look really badly tarnished
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Old 17-04-2018, 06:11 PM   #3
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If it was me I'd start off with cleaning them with a wheel cleaner, then follow up with a tar remover followed by a good polish with autosol and 0000 grade wire wool and finished off with a coat of fk1000p or similar.
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I think they are supposed to be dark smoke chrome type finish. They look to be quite corroded, so I’d make that clear with the customer. No point spending an hour on those only for the owner to say they’ll replace them with new ones (assuming they can be slid off and new slid on).

Or go with 0000 wire wool and Autosol to get the worst off.

If you don’t want to buy more products and Have bar keepers friend in the house (or similar) you could try that.
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Old 17-04-2018, 06:43 PM   #5
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I have Tardis, Smart Wheels and Autosol, but will get some 0000 steel wool. Just wondering whether they are actually chrome or supposed to be a dark finish.
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Old 17-04-2018, 08:28 PM   #6
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Mine were worse than this. Multigrade wire wool with Autosol, but don't let the chrome go dry, keep the wool wet with a good blob of Autosol.

2 x Jetseal 106 afterwards then a coat of SN Hybrid.
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Old 18-04-2018, 12:25 AM   #7
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Make sure to get some pics up when done
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Wow they’re needing some work. I’d just reiterate above, a good tar remover, metal polish, possibly with some 0000 grade wire wool and a good polish...

Def (hopefully) going to be a good before and after.
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Will post pics after I get the job done on Monday
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Is it a diesel or running rich? The pipes on my diesel Mondeo aren’t half as bad as that!
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