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Old 11-01-2017, 03:59 PM   #1
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Exhaust tips

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I've fitted a set of Jag XFR quad pipes to my XF S and they look the nuts. They have polished up quite nicely, and I was reading a thread about sealants for the pipes which got me thinking what can I do about the tip on one of the pipes? Looks like its been scraped, possibly from storage as its a 2nd hand set of pipes. Can I simply sand paper the rough edge and polish the metal back to a shine? What would you guys do?

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Old 11-01-2017, 04:31 PM   #2
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I suspect it depends on the material the tips are made of and whether they are plated or chromed.

If they have been plated or chromed, then using sand or emery paper could easily go through to the bare metal underneath, the whole part would then need re-plating/chroming.

If they are made of Stainless steel that has been polished then you may get away with a light sanding with a fine emery paper/wet 'n' dry followed by a good doing with a metal polish.

Any chance you could post a photo of the damaged tip ?


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Old 11-01-2017, 04:33 PM   #3
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You could try something like nanolex Si3D, have used it on the minis exhaust tips and its doing well

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Old 11-01-2017, 04:48 PM   #4
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cheers guys, I will get a piccie posted up, car is filth at the moment! They are stainless steel pipes.
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I alawys use Gtechnig C5 on the exhaust tips.

As already mentioned, it depends on the kind of metal the tips are made from.

Stainless you could work on no problem.
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I've had twin exhausts fitted to my car,i went the opposite route to chrome and had them ceramic coated,expensive but look superb and an absolute doddle to clean,had them done at performance 1 coatings.
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I have some C5 for my wheels, think thats a good shout to coat the exhaust tips with it!
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Put some pics up will give a better idea
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Chrome plated mate so C5 or FK1000 will do the job. Just keep on top of them just makes it easier to clean them

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