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Old 08-11-2016, 09:54 PM
Skully78 Skully78 is offline
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Well let me just start that I am ashamed that I let my truck get as dirty as it has... but what really gets me is my tips ......both look awful. I'm not sure how to get them even close to chrome like they was.... any sugestions?





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Old 08-11-2016, 11:46 PM
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Cut them off and get new ones welded on
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:54 AM
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i would scrub them down, then use a 0000 bronze wool to clean them up. The bronze is softer than the steel wool so it wont leave as many scratches. Then use your prefered metal polish
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:15 AM
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i would scrub them down, then use a 0000 bronze wool to clean them up. The bronze is softer than the steel wool so it wont leave as many scratches. Then use your prefered metal polish
Can you get the bronze wool at Wal-Mart? Should I go to Lowe's? I think I might try the lime juice with the bronze wool.

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Cut them off and get new ones welded on
I thought about taking it to the shop and seeing what they could do but I think the tips would be to far back under the truck.

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Old 08-12-2016, 09:21 AM
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You could get a clamp on tip if the corrosion is too much trouble removing. Lots of choices and prices.

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com...no-Exhaust-Tip
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:30 AM
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Turtle wax chrome polish and a rag, that shiny works amazing on stuff like that and it's cheap
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:48 AM
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Looks like the chrome is peeling to me. I'd cut them off and replace with stainless myself. Even if you make them look pretty good they will look the same as they do now in no time.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:36 AM
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Putting chrome exhaust tips over a stainless tail pipe......oh well lesson learned.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:53 AM
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There's no Chrome left to polish out so you need to get new ones. Are those slip on chrome tip covers or what?
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:03 PM
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They are not slip on tips. They are welded on. I just thought it was surface rust and carbon build up. Going to take it to the shop Monday to see what he can do. I'm off tomorrow so I'm gonna see if u can get them cleaned and how bad they are.... kinda curious.

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Old 01-11-2017, 12:20 AM
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Turtle wax chrome polish and a rag, that shiny works amazing on stuff like that and it's cheap
Amen to that. Turtle Wax works wonders!
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:17 PM
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Use a heavy buffing compound
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:57 PM
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I bet he cut em off
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