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Old 24-12-2017, 06:13 PM   #11
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Does the 0000 wire wool damage the chrome finish?


No it’s perfectly fine
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Old 24-12-2017, 06:17 PM   #12
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No it’s perfectly fine
But prolonged use of it will demises the chrome plate
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Old 24-12-2017, 06:32 PM   #13
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I'm having the same problem.

Bought a 63 plate C63 AMG Saloon last summer.

First owner clearly never polished the tailpipes!

Got them 85% done - but think either heat OR somebody has reversed car and hit the tailpipes against a high curb and its destroyed the chrome plating?!
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Old 24-12-2017, 08:58 PM   #14
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Does the 0000 wire wool damage the chrome finish?
Absolutely fine as already mentioned. Just rub a bit of autosol on the wool and rub away. Finish off with a mf cloth. Did mine and came out gleaming after about 29 mins. I know clean the tips every 3 months and takes about 5 mins now.

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Old 24-12-2017, 09:09 PM   #15
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then after the hard work seal with Britemax twins,FK1000p or any wheel sealant .
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Old 25-12-2017, 04:42 AM   #16
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If you keep on top of them you'll never need to use anything as harsh as 0000 steel wool which I have found recently can leave fine scratches to the tips. On my own tips I find an old MF and metal polish is all that is needed to bring them up like new.

On more heavily contaminated tips you really have no choice but to go with 0000 steel wool though for that first initial clean.

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Old 25-12-2017, 08:42 AM   #17
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Yes, as above, I wouldn't use the 0000 wire wool regularly- just as the initial hit to get them clean, then seal them (even a coat of polish will help) and just clean on a regular basis and maintain...

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Old 25-12-2017, 08:53 AM   #18
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Not as shiny as i wanted but look a lot better, stuck some BH DSW on for now.
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