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Guys just a quickie, my rear tails are oxidised, I've tried Brasso wadding and Autosol to clean them but neither of these products is restoring the metal, can you give me any recommendations on a product that will?

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They are chrome (plated I guess) they have become oxidised because of they emissions out of the back, they aren't rusty just a rusty brown colour, I guess it's the cause of exhaust chemicals.
 

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Guys just a quickie, my rear tails are oxidised, I've tried Brasso wadding and Autosol to clean them but neither of these products is restoring the metal, can you give me any recommendations on a product that will?

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Cleaned mine the other week with wire wool and autosol. My tailpipe is just mild steel, I thought it may have been stainless steel the way it shone.:lol:

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I used autosol with an abrasive kitchen pad (foam/plastic not metal) and it looks like new without being scratched.
 
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I tried autosol on mine and it didnt get rid of the tarnish, so getting Longlife exhausts Ipswich to replace with this for £80
£80 for a tip? Either I'm getting old or that's expensive. I had a custom quad exit cat back exhaust fitted for approx £300 a few years ago, but stainless has increased in price quite a bit since then. Still can't get over it costing £80 for a wee tip!
 

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I went to my Longlife Centre, they wanted £150 to replace two tips, I can get a sports duplex backbox off ebay for £250!
 

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The tips on the Giulietta are stainless steel, whereas the polished 159 pipe is aluminised steel. Its just with the petrol exhaust it gets really dirty whereas when I had the diesel there was nothing: they were like new when I sold it after 40k - infact I painted the inside black because they looked too clean (which made them look smaller!)
 

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The tips on the Giulietta are stainless steel, whereas the polished 159 pipe is aluminised steel. Its just with the petrol exhaust it gets really dirty whereas when I had the diesel there was nothing: they were like new when I sold it after 40k - infact I painted the inside black because they looked too clean (which made them look smaller!)
Aluminised steel, learn something new each day:thumbs:

It still shines up really nice, I would expect the stainless tips would take a nice shine with some fine wire wool and autosol.
 

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Dunno cue but I just got them shiny and like new using Astonish Hob cleaner!
Didn't I read somewhere that people use oven and hob cleaner for cleaning engines?

I know when my wife cleans the oven trays they have to go in the garage due to the overpowering fumes.
 
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