Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Wheels, Tyres & Exterior Trim
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Wheels, Tyres & Exterior Trim Wheels, Tyres & Exterior Trim Sponsored by ValetPRO - ValetPRO was founded in 2005. We are a UK based company and manufacture our products from ValetPRO HQ in Newhaven, East Sussex. Our vision at ValetPRO is to produce the highest quality car care products and to be the trusted brand of choice for retailers, professional detailers and car care enthusiasts everywhere. We value creativity and are constantly looking for new ways to improve our existing products or develop new ones. We are on hand to provide expert advice on our products and we are always happy to hear about your experience from using any of the ValetPRO range and receiving any feedback that you may have.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25-02-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
rickster32
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exhaust Tips

Hi,

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?


IMG_20180225_125846.jpg

IMG_20180225_125902.jpg
Thanks
R.
rickster32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2018, 07:38 PM   #2
noddy r32
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,540
Thanks: 79
Thanked 493 Times in 446 Posts
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
noddy r32 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
noddy r32
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,540
Thanks: 79
Thanked 493 Times in 446 Posts
Ps have you tried a fallout remover on your exhaust tips as well
noddy r32 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2018, 08:08 PM   #4
andy198712
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 128
Thanks: 11
Thanked 34 Times in 30 Posts
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
andy198712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2018, 10:22 PM   #5
rickster32
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by andy198712 View Post
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!!
rickster32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2018, 10:27 PM   #6
Andyblue
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Hiding all the Black Friday / Christmas detailing stuff bought :)
Posts: 3,999
Thanks: 1,426
Thanked 1,896 Times in 1,662 Posts
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...
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-02-2018, 01:50 PM   #7
riskypicker
Washmitt Meister
 
riskypicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: March
Posts: 127
Thanks: 31
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Garage
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.
riskypicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-02-2018, 08:52 PM   #8
rickster32
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by riskypicker View Post
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.
rickster32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors