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I was wondering if anyone had any good advice or tips for cleaning stock exhaust tips, im looking at getting some new chrome tips soon, but still want my car to look nice untill i get them. Correct me if im wrong, because i am completely new to babying my car (I had a Jeep Liberty before my GTI and wasn't proud enough of it to clean it like i do my GTI) but i believe that the stock tips are aluminum and i havent found any good tutorials when it comes to cleaning aluminium tips. People have said that using aluminum wheel cleaner will work just fine on tips as well, but i want to make sure that is accurate. Any advice is appreciated :)
 

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Same reason you clean your car, to make it look nice. Everything you wash is gonna get dirty again eventually.
 

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Seriously.



I'm cat-less and they get FILTHY
 

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People still have cats in their VW's? Weird.

More serious: No scuffing from the Magic Erasers?
They're slightly abrasive, but any swirl marks polish out easily.
 

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Thanks for the tip, i'll have to try that.
 

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No luck with the magic eraser. I posted wrong last time, the tips are actually stainless steel. Any tips for that. Maybe the same stuff that cleans refrigerators?
 

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Interesting, mine are stainless as well. Sounds like you need something stronger to get the crust off.
 

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Yea, I got the right tip cleaned pretty well, but the left one had such baked on crust, nothing has got it off. Not a magic eraser, wheel cleaner, or stainless steel cleaner.
 

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Thank you for the links. The most recommended product looks to be Never-Dull. I'll have to get over to Auto Zone tomorrow and give it a try, Steel wool also seems to be a favorite among people. Hopefully between the two, I can restore the tips.
 

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I'm gonna try steel wool and Never-Dull tomorrow, but what do you think about WD-40 as a plan B?
 

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WD-40 might work. You could always try carb or brake cleaner too.
 

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Eagle One Wadding Cloth. I used to scrub and scrub with other stainless liquids. The wadding cloth is so damn easy.
i used this too

but it will leave a white residue if you dont polish it right
 

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hey guys, the crazy good purple stuff is a commonly used product in my business, where im the technical coordinator and web host for a few businesses one of which i base myself out of is a manufacturing shop, where i can make parts for my car, have a plasma router pipe bending hydraulic machines etc etc....,8) that said, as soon as i get back to the shop i will post on what the "purple stuff" is, everyone in my shop knows if something is hard to clean, go get the bottle of purple....ill hit you guys back soon...
 
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